Addis Ababa born Lilly Workneh has been named editor of Black Voices according to the Huffington Post which owns the site. Photo: Courtesy of Lilly Workneh
Huffington Post has hired Addis Ababa born Lilly Workneh as editor of its HuffPost Black Voices. Most recently she was Lifestyle editor at theGrio.com.
Workneh moved to Manchester, England with her family at a young age where they lived for eight years before moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she grew up. She eventually granduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Journalism.
Among media outlets she has worked with include People magazine, [InStyle] Magazine, NBC, MSNBC and CNN.
Huffington Post took control of BlackVoices three years ago. In that time it has overtaken MediaTakeOut.com, Bossip.com, MadameNoire.com, The Grio and The Root in terms of traffic, according to ComScore, a research company that tracks among other things websites.
Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the DishNetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and.
He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.