Errin Haines Whack has reported on culture and politics for more than a decade. Best known for her work covering civil rights iconsincluding Ambassador Andrew Young, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, Congressman John Lewis and the heirs of Martin Luther King, Jr., she has also worked as a state government reporter for the Associated Press and the Washington Post. Previously, Errin also worked for the Orlando Sentinel, the Los Angeles Times and the Atlanta Daily World.
Some of Errin’s most recent work can be seen atNBCBLK, POLITICO Magazine, and TIME.com. She also recently reported on the Michael Brown case and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., as an on-the-ground correspondent for Fusion.
Errin is a commentator on race and politics and has appeared on NPR, MSNBC and the Soul of the South. Errin currently serves as Vice President of Print for the National Association of Black Journalists and comments frequently on issues of media diversity.
Her reporting on the 2008 presidential election was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and she further distinguished herself during the 2012 election for her voter-focused reporting. Errin was recognized by the Atlanta Press Club as Print Journalist of the Year in 2009, and named NABJ Emerging Journalist of the Year in 2006.