Carolyn Chin Watson (AAJA-Michigan) has recently been named the creative director at Hour Detroit, a monthly lifestyle magazine. At Hour Detroit, she also provides support for Hour Detroit’s three sister publications, DBusiness, Detroit Home, and Metro Detroit Weddings. Carolyn is currently the treasurer for AAJA’s Michigan chapter, has previously served as the Michigan chapter president and is a graduate of VOICES, AAJA’s college journalism program. Follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynChin.
Paul Cheung (AAJA-New York) has been elected by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) to join their 2016 Board of Directors for a three-year term. Paul is the Director of Interactive and Digital News Production at the Associated Press and is currently wrapping up his 2015-2016 term as AAJA National President. He previously worked at the Miami Herald as its deputy multimedia presentation editor and was a senior graphics editor at the Wall Street Journal. Paul is the first President in AAJA history to be elected for two consecutive terms and has been in the position since 2013. Follow Paul on Twitter at @pcheung630.
Bill Church (AAJA-Florida) is the Executive Editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and has recently been named the Senior Vice President for News for GateHouse Media. He joined the Herald-Tribune in January 2013 after spending almost 23 years in editorial positions at Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, New York and Oregon. His journalism career includes over six years as Executive Editor of the Statesman Journal prior to his work with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Bill is the current President of the Associated Press Media Editors (APME), a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a two-time Pulitzer jurist. Follow Bill on Twitter at @BillChurchMedia.
Linda Yu (AAJA-Chicago), a renowned news anchor and author, has recently announced her retirement after 37 years in Chicago broadcast. She has been a part of NBC 5 Chicago for over five years, has worked at ABC 7 Chicago for 33 years and is known as the first Asian-American anchor in Chicago. Linda is a co-founder of AAJA’s Chicago chapter, has served as an AAJA National Vice President for Broadcast, holds six Emmy awards and is a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle honoree. Follow Linda on Twitter at @LindaYuABC7.
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