Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stacy Brown to give keynote address at Black History Month dinner

Stacy Brown, City Hall reporter for the Times-Tribune of Scranton, will be giving the keynote address at Lackawanna College's Black History Month dinner on Feb. 28. Cost is $45 per person, $80 per couple or $450 per table. Email melaniannews@msn.com for details. Brown's full bio, from the press release: "Stacy Brown, featured in the latest edition of Melanian News (Scranton's black newspaper) is the author of the upcoming New Orleans' Jazz biography series and the writer of the drama, "Chicago Times." He is a multiple award winning journalist who currently works for the Times-Tribune. Recently, he was recognized with a Managing Editor's Spot News Award from the Associated Press for his work on an $11 million federal art heist at the Everhart Museum and named NEPA's best journalist of 2007 by Electric City readers. He has previously worked for the Los Angeles Times in its groundbreaking community news division, the Los Angeles Daily News and remains a freelance analyst for NBC News and a contributor to the entertainment magazine Exit Weekly. Stacy has co-authored two exciting biographies, Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder's Mother (2002), which was named one of Essence Magazine's top 10 biographies of the year and Michael Jackson: The Man Behind The Mask, An Insider's Account of the King of Pop, which was named one of the top biographies of 2005 by The Final Call newspaper. He regularly appears on MSNBC and has also appeared on the Today Show, Dateline NBC, Imus In The Morning, The Wendy Williams Experience, Showbiz Tonight, Catherine Crier Live, The BBC, The Abrams Report, The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch, Countdown With Keith Olbermann, Fox News Channel's The Big Show as well as BET Nightly News and MTV."

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

yawwwwwwwwn.
What about the books at the Hoyt Library? It's been almost a freakin year and no update?

Anonymous said...

Duh

Anonymous said...

New Orleans Jazz biographies? Is he writing about Pete Maravich?

Anonymous said...

wow, that bio and he is covering Scrantoon city hall?

Anonymous said...

2:53 took the words out of my mouth. Anyone know why he's in Scranton? He seems so accomplished.

Anonymous said...

Simple, he loves it here. You can write books anywhere. In Scranton he lives in a nice neighborhood, his kids can grow up in a nice place, and he won't blow the book money on living here. He's a great guy. One of the nicest you'll ever meet.

Anonymous said...

Love ya Stacy!You are a sweetheart!
You are a genuine person, God Bless You!

Anonymous said...

Isn't he good buddies with Michael Jackson? I remember reading something about that somewhere. Makes sense why he would write a book about him.

Anonymous said...

NEPA eats their young!
Soooooo JEALOUS,Soooooooo PETTY.
It's embarrassing.
I am glad someone like Stacy Brown chooses to live in this toilet bowl of an area.
Maybe he is doing research for his next book.

Anonymous said...

He's a great person, one of the nicest, most admirable guys I've ever known.

Anonymous said...

I can't see TS paying him a high salary when the company's MO is employee rookie reporters and show them da door in three years.

Anonymous said...

Agreed! I want to have his babies.

Oh. Wait. He already has babies.

Never mind.

Anonymous said...

He's here because he wants to be. End of story. He is the nicest and most genuine person you will ever meet. He is a role model for all humans. Carbondale may have the Wiz but Scranton has Stacy Brown.

Anonymous said...

If this guy's bio is true, why is he in Scranton? I know you guys, and gals, in the Electric City think the place is tops, but really...After all, Scranton is just a step below Hazleton.

Anonymous said...

I love the Wiz.

Anonymous said...

Stacy: Nice guy. Real nice guy.
Great journalist? You decide. That "best journalist in NEPA" vote was whack, for sure. I think Stacy's gotten awful lot of mileage out of his contacts with the Jacksons, and I doubt that's come about because of tough, aggressive coverage. I'm just an editor, not a hater.

Stacy said...

I certainly agree with the "editor" about best journalist in NEPA. I am certainly not worthy of that as my belief is there are at least 2 reporters in my office who are far more deserving. However, this thing about the Jacksons is absolutely ridiculous. I've worked for newspapers who, except for the Times-Tribune, had no idea about my relationship with the Jacksons. Besides, when did being associated with them help a news career? Anyway, it's good to know that being a good person accounts for something around here.

John said...

We had him in the studio one morning. He has some great stories. Very engaging, good guy. I get the feeling there's going to be a big book from him somewhere along the way. He's here because he likes it here, said so.

Anonymous said...

You're more than just a good person, Stacy. You do a great job. Keep up the good work!

10:52 a.m. said...

Classy comment, typical of Stacy. Again, a real good guy. And yeah, that counts for a lot, in or out of NEPA.

Anonymous said...

We love you Stacy!

jo+ said...

Hi Stacy,
Good to see good things happening for you. Looking foward to the jazz series of books.Continue to shine in P.A. Miss you in N.Y.
jo+

Anonymous said...

for a guy who really is a features reporter and thrown into hard news coverage, he's done a really good job. I'll bet he would win a lot of awards as a features guy. talk to him and he'll probably tell you the same, but then again, he's so humble he probably wouldn't want to say anything against the hierarchy.

Anonymous said...

Stacy: Welcome to the toilet bowl of nepa - Scranton. Nice career move.
Btw, watch out for those backstabbers Murphy and Banana Boat Beaupre.