Clennon King is an award-winning writer and journalist whose professional career spans more than nearly three decades. The central thread of his work has been his innate ability mine stories that inspire and hopefully help transform lives.
Freelance Writer & Photographer - Florida, Vermont, Massachusetts 2000- Now
Serve as freelance writer and photographer for a number print publications, newspapers general and alumni magazines.
Editor, The Dial - The Official Newsletter of The Elizabeth Peabody House; Greater Boston 2011- Now Serve as Editor, photographer, web designer and oversees all marketing of the 116-year-old non-profit.
Webmaster & Designer, Elizabeth Peabody House’s website (www.teph.org) Greater Boston 2011-Now Creates, designs and maintains the agency’s official web site.
Associate Editor, Millennial Youth Magazine, Albany, New York 2010-Now
Provides editorial guidance and assistance in story development to young writers at this youth magazine based in Upstate New York.
TV News Reporter & Anchor, WTLV/WJXX; Jacksonville 1996-2000
Served as a Saturday morning anchor of a two-hour news program at the NBC & ABC affiliates. Also served as a general assignment reporter, including investigative work and extensive enterprise stories.
Staff Writer, The Albany Herald, Albany, Georgia 1995-1996
Served as a beat reporter who focused on coverage of the Dougherty County Commission and the African American community.
TV News Reporter, WSVN TV; Miami & Fort Lauderdale 1992-1995
Served as a general assignment reporter for this independent station and did extensive live “walk & talk” work in the South Florida market.
TV News Reporter, WSB TV; Atlanta, Georgia 1991-1992
Served as a general assignment reporter for this ABC News affiliate throughout Atlanta and North Georgia.
TV News Reporter, KXAS TV; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 1990-1991
Served as a general assignment reporter for this NBC News affiliate throughout DFW and North Texas.
TV Station Manager & Film Bureau Chief, City Government Channel; Atlanta, Georgia 1989-1991
Managed a team of 10 in the programming and production of the City of Atlanta’s municipal access channel; additionally served as the city liaison in attracting the film industry to the Atlanta market.
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Radio Announcer, WCLK FM; Atlanta, Georgia 1989-1991
Anchored a weekly half-hour news program that served as a week-in-review of happenings at the City of Atlanta government.
TV News Reporter, WALA TV; Mobile, Alabama 1985
Served as a general assignment reporter in the Mobile/Pensacola market. 1989-1990
News Reporter/Anchor/Disc Jockey, WALG-AM/WKAK-FM, Albany, Georgia 1983-1984
Gathered, wrote and read news for the local market, and disc jockeyed at a top-40 music program.
Sportscaster/Disc Jockey, WYLD AM & FM; New Orleans, Louisiana 1982-1983
Read sport news at half-time during station’s coverage of Xavier University basketball; also deejayed the graveyard shift at the top R&B station in New Orleans.
Staff Writer, The Albany Independent; Albany, Georgia 1982
Covered the local market, focusing primarily on Albany’s African American community.
TV Station Manager & Film Bureau Chief, City Government Channel; Atlanta, Georgia 1989-1991 Managed a team of 10 in the programming and production of the City of Atlanta’s municipal access channel; additionally served as the city liaison in attracting the film industry to the Atlanta market.
Assistant to the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta 1989-1990
Served as a aide to the department head, fielding correspondence and managing projects.
Special Assistant to Honorable Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, City of Atlanta, 1985-1988
Served as an aide to the Mayor, bringing greetings in his absence, serving as a legislative liaison, organizing events, writing, staffing and generating public relations material in both print and video.
DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING EXPERIENCE
Director of Marketing & Development, The Elizabeth Peabody House, Somerville, MA - 2011- Now Responsible for managing all the marketing and development effort, including print and web design and publications related to the 116-year-old agency serving primarily children of immigrant families.
Board Member, Snow Farm The New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, Massachusetts 2010
Briefly served on its board of directors, providing development advice where possible and useful.
Major Gifts Officer, The Putney School, Putney, Vermont 2005-2011
Traveled from coast to coast meeting with alumni and friends to share the school’s story and facilitate gifts for a $7 million campaign to fund construction of a net-zero, ultra green gymnasium.
Assistant Vice-President for Advancement, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, FL 2000
Served as the public affairs officer for this historically black college, handling their media relations.
Public Relations Manager, The Ritz Chamber Players, Jacksonville, Florida 2000-2005
Branded and spun media stories for what was the nation’s first all-black, full-season, classical ensemble.
Media Relations Specialist, St. John & Partners Advertising, Jacksonville, Florida 2000
Serviced several advertising clients of the agency who were interested in generating positive press for their company and product line.
Owner & Operator, Clennon King MediaWorks, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida 2000-2005
Secured and serviced a host of clients wanting strong media relations, promotional material, field producing and photography. Clients included NBC News, ABC News, the Florida Times-Union and others.
Media Relations Manager, Presidential Pardon Campaign for Professor Preston T. King 1998-2000
Developed, promoted and secured extensive media coverage from outlets like CBS’ 60 Minutes, NBC Today Show, National Public Radio & The Associated Press -- resulting in the presidential pardon of an African American political theorist who spent 40 years in a self-imposed exile stemming from a Jim Crow-Era draft conviction.
Advisor to the Students of Color, The Putney School, Putney, Vermont 2005-2007
Assisted in founding and organizing a support group for students of color in this Vermont boarding school.
Writing Teacher, Lackawanna Alternative High School, Jacksonville, Florida 2002-2005
Taught writing skills to at-risk students from grades 9th through 12th at this intervention program.
Adjunct Journalism Professor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida 2000-2001
Taught journalism 101 to 100-plus-student classes as well as run to writing workshops for the university as a part of the course.
AWARDS, RECOGNITION & AFFILIATION
Accepted & Exhibiting Artist 2nd Annual Fine Arts of Photography Exhibition, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, Massachusetts April 2012
Accepted As Exhibiting Member The Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont Fall 2010
Teacher of the Year Lackawanna Alternative High School, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL 2005
Honoree (Investigative Reporting for Black & Drowning), Television News Reporting), Race & Ethnicity Workshop, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY TV 2000
Emmy-Nominee (Investigative Reporting for Slave Labor Camp Series), Sun Coast (Florida) Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1997
Regional & National Winner (Investigative Reporting for Slave Labor Camp Series), Edward R. Murrow Awards, Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA), San Antonio, Texas 1997
National Winner For Small Market Television (Investigative Reporting for Slave Labor Camp Series), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Washington, DC 1997 “
Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising, CASE, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH, 2005
Graduate Film Program, New York University, New York, New York (Year-Long Study), 1988-1989 Faculty of Laws, University College London, University of London, UK (Year-Long Study), 1983-1984
College of Arts & Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana B.A., English, 1983
PUBLICATIONS & FILMS
Destroyed MLK Landmark Draws Awe, Ire... New Haven Register ... January 16, 2012 Issue
Death of Cape Verde Singer Still Being Felt ... New Bedford Standard-Times ... February 2012 Issue Lessons From Haiti ... Photos Marking Earthquake’s Anniversary (www.millenialyouth.com) ... 2010 Alumni Profile: Linked In’s Reid Hoffman ... The Putney Post/The Putney School, VT...May 2009 Issue
The Portrait Sitting ... A Film Short on VT Portrait Painters’ Collective (youtube.com) ... Spring 2009 Putney School’s Field House Campaign ... Fundraising Film www.putneyschoolfieldhouse.com) ... 2009 Putneywood ... Impressive Roster Of Alumni in The Film Industry...The Putney Post ... January 2006 Issue Slave Market Diary ... Film Chronicling 1963-’64 St. Augustine Civil Rights Campaign ... 2004 Screening Over The Rainbow - Oz Munchkin Shares His Story... On Wisconsin Magazine... June 2001 Issue
Inside A Presidential Pardon ... The Tulanian Magazine/Tulane University ... September 2001 Issue
Soft Shell Crabbers Felling The Pinch Florida Trend, Florida Coastal Magazines ... June 2001 Issue Black History of Dallas, Texas ...TV Documentary Aired on KXAS/NBC Affiliate, Writer ... February 1991
Skilled at Word, Excel, Raiser’s Edge, Constant Contact, web design, photography, videography and word smithing.
Professional References Available Upon Request