NORFOLK, Feb. 14, 2014 –
WTKR-NewsChannel3 Reporter Jessica Larche became Acting President of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals Dec. 14, 2013. She takes over for Cheryl Ross, who had served as the HRBMP’s leader since Feb. 2010, innovating new scholarship programs, town halls, and workshops, and earning the HRBMP recognition as the sole runner-up for the National Association of Black Journalists’ Chapter of the Year Award in 2012.
Larche, an award-winning reporter, has made continuing the HRBMP’s commitment to awarding scholarships to deserving college-bound and current college students in or from Hampton Roads her top priority.
“I look forward to overseeing the HRBMP’s efforts to inspire and assist college students who aspire to media careers,” says Larche.
The organization runs three scholarship programs, and this year’s applications are now available on the HRBMP’s website under its “Scholarships” tab. For award consideration, the applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2014.
Larche’s term as acting president expires June 30, and the HRBMP is currently seeking candidates for its top leadership positions. For more information, contact HRBMP Vice President Larry Rubama at email@example.com.