NAHJ is saddened at the passing of Kathy Pellegrino.
Many NAHJ members will remember Kathy as a recruiter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and as a champion of minority journalists. She was a true believer in diversity in the workplace and helped many of our members find a place in the newsroom. Kathy knew the need for newsrooms to reflect the communities they served, and never wavered in her beliefs.
Kathy was also a familiar face at the convention job fair for many years. Thanks to her efforts, the 2006 NAHJ convention in Ft. Lauderdale was a success. She not only helped secure funding within her own company, but she also helped organize events.
Kathy was a passionate supporter of NAHJ, and was a committed member for many years.
She will be remembered and missed by many.
On behalf of NAHJ, we offer our sincerest condolences to her family and friends.