Jerri Eddings is a Senior Program Director at the International Center for Journalists, responsible for coordinating global programs, with a special focus on Africa. She works closely with the Communications Department, writing and editing stories about ICFJ’s work.
She has extensive experience in the United States and Africa as a reporter, editor, television producer and director of media capacity building programs. Prior to joining ICFJ, she worked as a foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun in Southern Africa, as Atlanta bureau chief and then chief congressional correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, as director of the Freedom Forum’s Africa media center in Johannesburg, South Africa, and as managing editor of Africa programming at Howard University Television (WHUT), a public broadcasting station in Washington, DC.
Eddings holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina and is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.