Alecia Taylor is an award-winning, aspiring education reporter and a December 2023 graduate of Howard University.
Her journalism career started when she was a teenage host for the radio show, Hot 103 Jamz: 'Generation Rap' in her hometown, Kansas City. Since then her aspiration has soared to new heights leading her to cover three Supreme Court decisions and various school districts.
Taylor has interned for the Baltimore Sun and Pittsburgh Post Gazette. She has also freelanced for numerous publications such as Black Enterprise ESSENCE Magazine and their sub-publication ESSENCE Girls United.
Her work has been featured in the Seattle Medium and the Reporter.
In 2023 she was selected as the White House Correspondent Harry S. McAlfin scholar. She has also won a Society of Professional Journalists regional award for investigative journalism.
She hopes to continue using media as a way to educate and shine a light on difficult stories pertaining to minorities.
“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”
Ida B. Wells