Adam Causey (AAJA-Florida), Mai Hoang (AAJA-Seattle), Jacqueline Howard (AAJA-Atlanta), Sara Lin (AAJA-Hawai’i) and Leezel Tanglao (AAJA-New York) are the newly named 2013 Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship recipients for 2013. Each of them will be using their $400 fellowship to attend the 2013 Executive Leadership Program Introductory Session in New York in August 2013.
Causey is an enterprise and investigative reporter at the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Nevada. He was an award-winning investigative reporter and enterprise team leader for The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL and covered crime and government for The Times in Shreveport, LA. He has been a mentor/editor for VOICES, an AAJA program for college students to develop multimedia and reporting skills.
Hoang is a business reporter at the Yakima Herald-Republic in Yakima, WA. Her beat includes a wide range of topics including agriculture, aviation, retail and economic development. Hoang currently serves as president of AAJA-Seattle. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, running, cooking and watching Korean dramas.
Howard is a CNN media coordinator who leads colleagues on projects to improve the department’s methods of acquiring and disseminating the latest video elements. She freelances as a CNN international associate producer, field produces and writes for CNN.com. Howard has been AAJA-Atlanta’s president for three years.
Tanglao is a homepage editor at ABCNews.com in New York. She handles programming for the network’s website/mobile devices. She previously worked at KCBS2/KCAL9 in Los Angeles, CA and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, CA. She received her graduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles in Asian American Studies in 2010.
About the Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship
The Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship widens opportunities for mid-career AAJA members to enhance their skills and advance in news management. Fellows get financial assistance for programs such as AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program, university-level management programs and leadership courses at institutions that include the Poynter Institute and journalism schools that charge tuition.