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CBS' Jericka Duncan to keynote black journalists' event

CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan will be the keynote speaker at “Social Media and Reporting on Race,” a luncheon sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists at noon Oct. 6 in the Grapevine Banquets, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Duncan, a reporter for Buffalo’s WIVB-TV from 2007 to 2010, was recently in the news after she read on the air a threatening text message from “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager, who was fired by the network. Duncan had been looking into allegations of sexual harassment against Fager and ousted CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves.

Duncan has covered a wide range of national stories since joining the network in 2013, including the shooting deaths of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, historic snow storms in Boston, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

Before joining CBS, Duncan won awards as a reporter at KYW in Philadelphia and in Buffalo, where she also was a member of the BABJ.

Duncan’s address will be followed by a panel discussion on the proper use of amateur video by news organizations in reporting on racial issues and incidents, including those being investigated by police. The discussion will include a Q&A with the audience.

Luncheon sponsors include reVive Spine Center, GBUAHN, Creative Structures Services, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and WNED/WBFO. Proceeds support the association’s Carl R. Allen Memorial Scholarship for aspiring African-American journalists.

Luncheon tickets are $35 and available at Doris Records and Eventbrite, or by calling 533-7413 or 849-5598. Sponsorships and program ads also are available.

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