AABJ is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of the elected officers of the association, the chairpersons of the standing committees (appointed by the president and approved by the elected officers) and one student member (appointed by the president). The 2024-2026 board of directors are listed below.

Craig Allen Brown – President

Brown is a Dallas, Texas native who earned his bachelor’s degree in mass media arts from Clark Atlanta University. He also has a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Miami. Brown is the journalism department coordinator at Morehouse College. He also serves as the co-chair of NABJ’s Print Task Force. Brown is a 22-year U.S. Army veteran. His previous duty locations and deployments include Korea, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait and Israel.

Mya Grant – Vice President of Print

Grant graduated from Georgia State University in December 2022 with her bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a freelance reporter who has actively contributed to The Byline since August 2022. Additionally, Grant has written for Georgia State’s The Signal, HerCampus GSU and The Atlanta Voice. She is currently pursuing her freelance career.

Tyrik Wynn – Vice President of Digital

Wynn is the youngest news anchor on iHeartRADIO’s Black Information Network, where he diligently fulfills the role of anchoring local news broadcasts for Macon, Augusta and Columbus, GA. Notably, his reach extends beyond regional boundaries, as he also assumes the responsibility of anchoring national news segments, disseminated across numerous major cities throughout the United States. In May of 2022, he graduated from Georgia State University, where he distinguished himself as a news anchor for the university’s prominent news station, “Panther Report News.” He also hosted “The Signal In A Minute,” a weekly show featured on the Georgia State Signal. Beyond his journalistic endeavors, Wynn also takes on the role of owner and CEO of Wynn Productions LLC, a prominent video production company in the bustling metropolis of Atlanta. Additionally, Wynn assumes a regular position on the hit TV shows “Fatal Attraction” and “For My Man” aired on TV One.

Ericka Wilson – Vice President of Broadcast

Wilson is a seasoned senior news producer at Atlanta News First, bringing a wealth of experience from her dynamic career. Formerly the morning executive news producer at WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio, Wilson and the team she led there garnered an Emmy nomination for exceptional work in television breaking news. With a background as a prime-time news producer at WHDH in Boston and a weekend managing producer at the NBC affiliate in Rochester, New York, Wilson’s dedication to journalism is evident. A Chicago native deeply engaged with the National Association of Black Journalists’ chapters across her city residences, Wilson takes pride in educating and showcasing resources for the audience of her newscasts.

Krystal Horne – Secretary

Although she was born in a military hospital in Virginia, Horne claims Atlanta as her adopted hometown. Horne graduated from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. While at UWG, she wrote for The West Georgian, the campus newspaper, and worked in various positions at WOLF Radio. She was the executive producer on The Morning Howl, one of the longest-running radio shows at the time. Horne is currently a communications specialist at the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority. She previously was a staff writer for the Douglas County Sentinel. In addition to owning her own small photography company, Horne also is a freelance writer and photographer for West Georgia Living magazine.

Kimberly King – Parliamentarian