Jerri Eddings

Senior Program Director

Eddings supervises and implements global programs at ICFJ, with a special focus on Africa.

She has extensive experience in the United States and Africa as a reporter, editor, television producer and director of media capacity building programs, working on issues that demonstrate her passion for ICFJ’s mission.

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.