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Tanya Ballard Brown

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Singer, storyteller, dreamer, @NPR digital editor, #PoynterNABJLeaders '16, formerly washingtonpost.com | 1908 💕💚

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Biography

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...

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@TdoubleB — 4,692 followers, 18,814 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

Yes, to this. It helped when I had to make decisions for my mom because I knew her wishes. That experience also made me ask my dad what he wanted and to share with him what I wanted. -->This Thanksgiving, Carve Out Time To Talk About End-Of-Life Wishes https://t.co/KIcJxni3S0

Nov 20, 2017

23 Years for Murder. He Didn’t Do it. What Went Wrong?  https://nyti.ms/2hOqSG4 

Nov 19, 2017

OK people! I was (am) recovering from some surgery so away from the socials but I'M BACK (also this gif is from one of my fave movies, Thoroughly Modern Millie) https://t.co/XnEQWffdFu

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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.