January 24, 2013 | by Phil Reese
NLGJA names interim president
Jen Christensen, CNN, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, gay news, Washington Blade

Jen Christensen (Photo courtesy of NLGJA)

ATLANTA — After the death of National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association president Michael Triplett, last week, the board of directors has elevated CNN.com writer and producer Jen Christensen to the position of interim president through the remainder of Triplett’s term, ending in 2014.

Atlanta-based Christensen has served three terms on the Board, and since 2009 has served as vice president for broadcast, according to an NLGJA release.

“While I take on this role under extremely sad circumstances, I hope to carry on Michael’s important legacy of thoughtful leadership,” Christensen said in a statement. “I look forward to echoing his passion to seek fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues in the media and to continue to help create more inclusive newsrooms for LGBT journalists.”

 

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