Washington, DC – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is saddened by the tragic passing of NABJ member and 41NBC (Macon, Ga.) news reporter Taylor Terrell. Terrell died in an accident Thursday, her station reported.
Terrell anchored 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She also regularly reported for the station’s education series, What’s Right with Our Schools. Previously, she worked at 41NBC as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. She started at 41NBC as an intern immediately after graduating from Georgia Southern University.
The news of of Terrell’s passing has hit the NABJ family hard. Today would have been Terrell’s 25th birthday.
“Words cannot describe how my heart broke when I heard this news. Taylor was one of our young stars and it’s so sad to receive the news that she passed away,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover. “She was a go-getter in the newsroom and a committed member of NABJ. On behalf of the entire organization, our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, loved ones and colleagues.”
“Taylor was a hard worker with a bright smile. She rose through the ranks from intern to reporter, to weekend anchor, to morning anchor and was eager to prepare for her next chapter,” News Director Brandon Long wrote in an email to The Telegraph. “This is a devastating loss for us here at 41NBC and most definitely for her family.”
Information on funeral services is not yet available, but will be posted on NABJ.org when finalized.
*Reports from the 41NBC and the Macon Telegraph were used to compile this release.
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