TBABJ Executive Board

jasmine styles

President

Jasmine Styles was elected as TBABJ’s secretary in 2019. She’s a morning weekend anchor and morning reporter for ABC Action News. She’s also worked in Beaumont, TX as an evening anchor and Columbia, SC as a multi-media journalist.

 

Styles was born and raised in Orlando, Fla. and went to The Florida State University. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media/Communications Studies and a minor in Journalism through a co-op program with Florida A&M University.

 

Styles is a devoted member of the National Association of Black Journalists, which she credits for refining her journalism skills. She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Alexia mckay

Vice President of Print

Avis Bradley

Vice President of Broadcast

Bradley attended North East College of Communications, where she studied broadcast journalism. After college, she was hired as a photographer at Media One in Massachusetts. From there, she went on to be a freelance photographer at WJAR in Rhode Island, eventually landing a full-time spot. She moved to Florida in 2012 and was hired by WFLA News Channel 8, where she works as a photojournalist.

rod carter

Treasurer/NABJ Region 3 Director 

Carter is a former president of TBABJ. Carter anchors News Channel 8’s weekend evening newscasts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., and is a general assignment reporter three days a week. He is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University. Carter is active in the community, hosting hundreds of community events throughout Florida, Alabama and Tampa Bay.

 

Carter mentors students in journalism and is a teacher for the NABJ-FAMU Journalism Short Course ever year, instructing students in broadcasting during a weekend course. Carter is also region 3 director for NABJ, and second vice president and charter member of Sigma Xi Sigma chapter of the Tampa Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Carter is also a member of the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition, he’s a member of the Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association, a member of the Board of Visitors for the FAMU School of Journalism, a life member of the FAMU National Alumni Association, a Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board member and corresponding secretary of the Crescent Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Tampa Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

fran mcmorris

Secretary

winston williams

Parliamentarian

kenya woodard

Immediate Past President

Woodard attended Indiana State University, where she worked on the campus newspaper. By the time she graduated, she abandoned a promising career as a teacher to enter the less glamourous yet more appealing world of newspaper journalism. Her byline has appeared in several publications covering state and local government and writing features for the Tampa Bay Times, The (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Journal Gazette, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, The Palm Beach Post and Ebony magazine. Woodard is currently a freelance writer for the Florida Sentinel-Bulletin, the oldest continuously published newspaper in Florida targeting the African-American community. Woodard also has television and radio experience, hosting “In the Know,” a lifestyle TV magazine that highlights Tampa’s happenings, and “Mocha in the Morning,” a digital show offering analysis on current events.