The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

July 15, 2012

Carl McLean Tapped for Station Honor

Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists members continue to make a difference in the workplace. WSOC veteran photographer, editor and satellite truck operator Carl McLean proves that. Friday Carl received the inaugural  WSOC/ WAXN-TV Noogie Award. The monthly award is given to the employee who has shown dedication and leadership beyond the call of duty. Station Manager Joe Pomillo presented the award during a brief ceremony.
     Carl has covered news in Charlotte for 29 years. You may not know his face, but you've seen his work. He's documented some of the biggest moments in Charlotte history, including Hurricane Hugo, the Jim Bakker scandal, the NBA expansion to Charlotte-Hornets, the Rae Carruth murder trial, the trial of serial killer Henry Lewis Wallace and the Panthers' Super Bowl appearance.
     Co-worker and CAABJ President Ken Lemon calls Carl the model newsman. "Carl does it all, knows it all, and uses his talents to improve everyone around him. He often works magic with a camera. His advice to me early in my career with WSOC was invaluable".
     Carl says "I've really been blessed to do a job that's been exciting and demanding. After all these years I still love it! And to think they pay me to do it! LOL!"
Congratulations, Carl!

July 5, 2012

Bowling with the Journalists is Back!

Bowl with your favorite broadcaster, catch a spare with section editor or hit the pocket with a producer this month, for a good cause. Join Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists next Friday for our annual scholarship fundraiser.

Celebrity pin crushers include: 

Sonja Gantt
Anjanette Flowers
Richard DeVayne

Tenikka Smith
Ken Lemon

Christine Nelson
Dedrick Russell

We knock 'em down at 8 pm, Friday July 13th at Northcross Lanes At The Lake, 16317 Statesville Road Huntersville, NC. Your twenty dollars pays for shoes and two hours of bowling.  Proceeds from this event will go to help a deserving college student continue their studies. For more information, email us at or call 704 564-0313.