Sara Lomax-Reese is President and CEO of WURD Radio, LLC, Pennsylvania’s only African-American owned talk radio station. She is credited with transforming WURD Radio into a multimedia brand that provides cutting edge, original programming on air, online, and through community events. Last Fall, Ms Lomax-Reese spearheaded the launch of a new environmental justice journalism project called ecoWURD as part of the Civil digital platform. Prior to her work with WURD radio, in 1992 Ms Lomax-Reese co-founded HealthQuest: Total Wellness for Body, Mind, & Spirit, a trailblazing African-American consumer health magazine that grew from a quarterly publication to a bi-monthly with a national circulation of over 500,000.
Ms Lomax-Reese is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has written for The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Essence Magazine, and American Visions Magazine, to name a few. In 2016, Sara contributed to a book of essays, “Our Black Sons Matter,” written by Black mothers and sons. Last year, Sara presented before the Knight Commission on Trust, Media, and Democracy, writing an article about the topic.
Ms Lomax-Reese completed the Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership program: The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports in 2018. This past year, she attended the Media Transformation Challenge (formerly the Sulzberger Program) at Harvard University Kennedy School. In addition, Ms Lomax-Reese sits on a variety of boards, including Arcadia University Board of Trustees, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Drexel University’s College of Medicine Advisory Council. Most recently, Sara was named to the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadcast Diversity and Development Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment.
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