Who is Zuri Berry?

For almost 20 years, I have been a working journalist. I’ve held roles as a reporter, columnist, video producer, digital editor, multimedia editor, radio host, and audio editor.

Now, I help clients with my new business, ZMC Podcasts, by developing podcasts and producing audio.

My previous experience includes serving as managing editor for two NPR member stations, the deputy managing editor for Boston’s second-largest newspaper, and as the digital editor for a TV news station.

My core areas of focus recently have been:

    • Podcasts

    • Content Marketing

    • Editorial planning and strategy

    • Social media

    • Video production

    • Newsletters

    • And local news

You can find my resume here.

I’m originally from San Francisco and a graduate of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte where I received my master’s in business administration (MBA). I attended California State University at Chico for my undergraduate degree in journalism.

I started writing for newspapers in 2003 and began as a sports writer. I covered sports in California and Massachusetts before transitioning to news and digital editing. While covering sports, I was fortunate enough to help cover an NBA Finals, two Stanley Cup Finals, and a Super Bowl.

I penned an award-winning column for The Union (Grass Valley, Calif.) in 2008. I was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff of the Boston Globe for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in the breaking news category in 2014. In 2020, I edited an award-winning audio piece on gender roles in wrestling.

I am a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and previously served the organization in several leadership roles, including as president of the Sacramento chapter, vice president of the Boston chapter, and as editor of the NABJ Journal. I am also a member of the National Black MBA Association. 

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.

Want to reach me? Try me on LinkedIn. But email is always best.

Zuri Berry is a journalist, multimedia editor, and owner of ZMC Podcasts.
Zuri Berry is a journalist, multimedia editor, and owner of ZMC Podcasts.