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Hazel Trice Edney

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Journalist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
Unto Everything There’s A Season And A Time For Every Purpose Under The Heavens

Birthplace

Born:
2/13/1960
Birth Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Journalist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
Unto Everything There’s A Season And A Time For Every Purpose Under The Heavens

Birthplace

Born:
2/13/1960
Birth Location:
Charlottesville
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Biography

Journalist Hazel Trice Edney was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her M.A. degree from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. Edney also graduated from Harvard University’s KSG Women and Power Executive Leadership program.

In 1987, Edney was hired as a reporter for the Richmond Afro-American newspaper. She went on to work as a staff writer for the Richmond Free Press until 1998, when she was awarded the William S. Wasserman Jr. Fellowship on the Press, Politics and Public Policy from Harvard University. In 2000, Edney was hired as the Washington, D.C. correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association. Then, in 2007, she was appointed editor-in-chief of the NNPA News Service and Blackpressusa.com, serving in that role until 2010. Edney also worked as an investigative reporter as part of the NNPA NorthStar Investigative Reporting Program. While at NNPA, she covered the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001; the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon; Hurricane Katrina; and earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

In 2010, Edney launched the Trice Edney News Wire. She also serves as president and CEO of Trice Edney Communications and editor-in-chief of the Trice Edney News Wire. Edney has worked as an adjunct professor of journalism at Howard University, and has served as interim executive director of the NNPA Foundation. She has appeared on the Tavis Smiley Show; CNN; C-Span, Bishop T.D. Jakes' Potter's Touch; The Al Sharpton Show; Washington Watch with Roland Martin; and the Washington Journal.

Edney’s awards include the New America Media Career Achievement Award; a fellowship at the Annenberg Institute for Justice in Journalism at the University of Southern California; the Lincoln University Unity Award in Media; the Tisdale Award; and NNPA Merit Awards, including the NNPA First Place Feature Story Merit Award in 1990 for her final interview with Virginia death row inmate Wilbert Lee Evans. She was also a congressional fellow in 1999 and 2000, and was the first African American woman inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Edney was named a "2008 Role Model" by the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, and a "2010 Phenomenal Woman" by the Phenomenal Women’s Alliance. Hazel Trice Edney was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 6, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Hazel Trice Edney describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her mother's singing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls her mother's favorite songs
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Hazel Trice Edney describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her father's military service, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her father's military service, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Hazel Trice Edney describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Hazel Trice Edney lists her siblings, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Hazel Trice Edney lists her siblings, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Hazel Trice Edney describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers her early memories of her father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her early home
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Hazel Trice Edney describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls her community in Louisa, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers the desegregation of Louisa public schools
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls the difficulties at home
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers the birth of her son
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls seeing a vision of an angel as a teenager
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about an inspiring teacher
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Hazel Trice Edney describes her behavior in school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her interest in music
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers her early encounters with black media
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her decision to pursue collegiate study
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers marrying Eugene Edney, Jr.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls the end of her marriage
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Hazel Trice Edney describes the challenges in leaving her marriage
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls the emotional support she had while finishing school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers working at WTVR-TV in Richmond
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls being the news director at WFTH radio station
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers working freelance at the Richmond Afro-American
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about working full time at the Richmond Afro-American
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers her coworkers at the Richmond Afro-American
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Hazel Trice Edney describes Richmond, Virginia's political climate
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls major stories she covered at the Richmond Afro-American
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her success as a political news reporter
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers her move to the Richmond Free Press
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her coverage of the L. Douglas Wilder's gubernatorial election
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers working with media leaders at the Richmond Free Press
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls the highlights of her work at the Richmond Free Press
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about contemporary instances of racial discrimination
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers being offered a fellowship at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers influential instructors at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls speaking at her Harvard University graduation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls her experiences as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about becoming a correspondent at the National Newspaper Publishers Association
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers covering the 2000 U.S. Election scandal
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls the events of September 11, 2001, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls the events of September 11, 2001, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers her coverage of Hurricane Katrina, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers her coverage of Hurricane Katrina, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls flying with the family of Rosa Parks
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about a lack of recognition for female leaders in African American civil rights organizations
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Hazel Trice Edney describes the similarities of discrimination against individuals of African descent worldwide
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Hazel Trice Edney remembers covering the 2008 U.S. elections
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about the importance of accountability in black leadership, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about the importance of accountability in black leadership, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls founding the Trice Edney News Wire
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Hazel Trice Edney describes her work at the Trice Edney Newswire
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her presidency of the Capital Press Club
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls her experiences as a professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Hazel Trice Edney describes her concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Hazel Trice Edney reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Hazel Trice Edney reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Hazel Trice Edney talks about her family
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Hazel Trice Edney recalls her encounters with racial slurs throughout her life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Hazel Trice Edney describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Hazel Trice Edney narrates her photographs