Jerri Eddings

Senior Program Director

Eddings supervises and implements global programs and serves as editor of the Knight Fellowships thought leadership blog. She has extensive experience in the United States and Africa as a reporter, editor, television producer and director of media capacity building programs. Previously, she worked as a foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun in Southern Africa (1990-94), as Atlanta bureau chief and then chief congressional correspondent for U.S. News & World Report (1994-97) and as director of the Freedom Forum’s Africa media center in Johannesburg, South Africa (1997-2002). She also served as managing editor of Africa programming for Howard University Television (WHUT), a PBS station in Washington (2002-04), and as managing editor of Editors’ World, a Los Angeles-based news organization that focused on improved coverage of global issues (2005-07). Eddings holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina and is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.