AAJA Announces the Executive Leadership Program Class of 2014


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to announce the following members who will be participating in the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Introductory Session at Gannett Company Headquarters in McLean, VA from June 18 – 21:


Marilyn Ajavananda

AAJA New York

Copy Editor

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


Hannah Bae

AAJA New York

Social Media Coordinator



Shawn Chitnis

AAJA Seattle


KREM-TV Spokane


Sachi Fujimori

AAJA New York

Health and Science Writer

Skin Cancer Foundation


Lister Lim

AAJA Washington,DC

Deputy News Editor

Al Jazeera English Television


Kathy Lu

AAJA At-Large


The Kansas City Star


Yuriko Nagano


Business Reporter



Lavanya Ramanathan

AAJA Washington, DC

Staff Writer

The Washington Post


Faith Robinson

AAJA Atlanta

Live Shot Producer

CNN International


Roxana Saberi

AAJA New York

Senior Reporter/Producer

Al Jazeera America


Archith Seshadri

AAJA Atlanta

Digital Journalist/Reporter

Fox TV


Carolyn Sun

AAJA New York

UN Correspondent

Media Global News


Rajath Vikram

AAJA New York

Assignment Editor

NY1 News


ELP is a program available exclusively to AAJA members designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists develop the skills required to become newsroom leaders and executives.  This multi-day program helps participants gain clarity on career goals, recognize strengths, identify needed improvement areas and acquire the needed skills to bring those goals to life. “As demographic trends change, ELP is more vital than ever,” says AAJA National President Paul Cheung. “We need more news leaders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”