I am the managing editor at WFAE, an NPR affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina. I most recently served as the deputy managing editor for news and multimedia at the Boston Herald and as host of The Rundown on Boston Herald Radio. My core areas of focus were social media strategy, video production, and radio. I also contributed to special projects and day-to-day news editing.
Prior to the Herald, I was the manager of web content at WFXT FOX25 News. And prior to that, I was a staff writer and content producer for the Boston Globe’s Boston.com.
I’m originally from San Francisco and a graduate of California State University, Chico. I wrote for newspapers from 2003 to 2010, covering sports in Massachusetts and California as well as municipalities like Oakland, Calif., and Nevada City, Calif., before transitioning to a fully digital role, and then back to newspapers again in 2015. I penned an award-winning column for The Union (Grass Valley, Calif.) and was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff of the Boston Globe for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in the breaking news category (2014). While covering sports, I was fortunate enough to help cover an NBA Finals, two Stanley Cup Finals, and a Super Bowl.
I am also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and I serve as the editor of the NABJ Journal.
If you’re wondering, my name is Swahili. It means “beautiful” or “handsome.” And if you believe everything you read, it also means I’m a girl.
Email: zberry at wfae . org
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