I've worked as a staff writer for newspapers for 10 years. I worked as an education beat/general assignment reporter for the Charlotte Sun, a Pulitzer Prize-winning community newspaper in Charlotte County for three years. Prior to the Sun, I worked for seven years at two African-American weeklies including The Charlotte Post based in Charlotte, NC and The Triangle Tribune in the Raleigh/Durham area. In between, working fulltime at these papers, I did freelance work for the Tampa Bay Times and the Florida Courier.
I'm now based in the Orlando, FL area where I work as a reporter for United Press International covering national and international news. I also continue to do stories for the Sun as a freelancer and take photos for Lake Mary Life Magazine.
I love travel and new adventures and over the past decade, I’ve enjoyed telling stories that inform the community about new things, expose the triumph of the human spirit and inspire compassion.
Black children entering elementary schools in Charlotte County face more out-of-school suspensions relative to their enrollment than their white and Hispanic peers
Bottom Line: Eunice and Roy Wiley were two of the first black teachers in Charlotte County. Their stories paint a picture of the challenges they overcame and how they found success in their chosen field.
In memoriam: Sharon Elliott-Bynum died on Jan. 3, 2016 at age 58