WWJ’s Vicki Thomas to Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame
Ceremonies will be held April 14, 2019 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. More information is available here.
Last week, the MAB reported that Former WXYZ-TV (Detroit) Reporter Mary Conway and Kathy Barks Hoffman, Vice President with PR firm Martin Waymire have received the honor of induction into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. The MAB has since learned that WWJ-AM’s Vicki Thomas is also being inducted in 2019.
Thomas is the City Beat Reporter for the station and has been with WWJ since 1991. She attended Michigan State University and graduated from Wayne State University, cum laude with an honors degree in broadcast journalism. Throughout her radio career she has earned awards from the Detroit Press Foundation, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Michigan Associated Press and the National Association of Black Journalists. Thomas was honored with a first place in Individual Reporting during the 1998 Associated Press Michigan Broadcast Awards Contest. She also has received the national “Gabriel Award” from UNDA-USA for the WWJ Black History Month Series “The African-American Church: The Heart and Soul of Metro Detroit’s Black Community.”
Thomas is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and started a scholarship and internship program for college students interested in the field of broadcast news, while serving as Vice President of the local chapter.
In a Twitter post, Thomas said, “I’m thrilled, blessed and honored to be joining some outstanding journalists in the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame!”