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Tanya Ballard Brown

Washington, D.C.
Editor, NPR.org — NPR
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Singer, storyteller, dreamer, @NPR digital editor, #PoynterNABJLeaders '16, formerly washingtonpost.com

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I'm a Southern girl and a wild dreamer who laughs loudly and often. When I grow up I'll be a bass player. Or Sarah Vaughan. Whichever comes first.

I'm also an editor for NPR.org, where I spend my days collaborating with editors and reporters to create compelling web content that complements radio...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was as a reporter at the (Greensboro) News & Record.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, despite being just 20mumblemumble years old.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Billy Batson? Lois Lane? Mary Tyler Moore? Jack McGee? Hard to name just one.