From anchoring, reporting and producing I've done it all!
I’m now using those skills in a management capacity. As the assistant news director, I’m tasked with helping our staff at WSYX in Columbus, Ohio to produce impactful stories with a distinctive focus on accountability reporting
Prior to Columbus, he worked as a reporter for WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida. At WFTS he also served as a Scripps "Leadership Champion" and ethics committee member. Rodney has a long reputation as a newsroom leader.
Before Florida, he served as the morning anchor at WATN in Memphis, Tennessee. He's also spent time working in newsrooms in Nashville, Dayton and Jackson, Mississippi.
His work over the years has helped Rodney earn several Associated Press awards and Emmy nominations. He's also been a part of news teams that won several Emmys for overall news excellence.
Rodney has been featured in several publications including the Communicator and Nashville's SixFifteen Magazine.
He graduated from Tougaloo College in Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an emphasis in journalism.
On a personal note, Rodney has a passion for serving the youth in the community. He's been involved with numerous community service programs with school districts as well as volunteering as a "Big" with Big Brothers Big Sisters. As a result of that commitment to the community, he was honored by Iota Phi Lambda Business & Professional Sorority. The organization highlighted Rodney as one of their "Outstanding Business Leaders".
He's also an avid runner, participating in a number of full and half marathons; including the Rock'N'Roll Marathon in Phoenix, Arizona, the Gupton Dodge Tom King Classic Half Marathon and the Music City Marathon.
Rodney is a native of Chicago and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. His biggest accomplishment in life is his role as dad to his young daughter and son.
If you have a great story idea, feel free to send Rodney an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.