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ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Managing Editor

A renowned author of over 40+books and several TV series, ReShonda has been an editorial contributor since graduating from University of Texas in the 90s.

reshonda@defendernetwork.com

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Marilyn Marshall
Associate Editor

Marilyn, an accomplished journalist and editor, has been a part of the Defender family for over 30+ years.

marilyn@defendernetwork.com

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Selma Dodson Tyler
Client Manager

Selma, a seasoned veteran in advertising and marketing for print and radio, serves our ad partners needs on all the Defender platforms: print, online and social media.

selma@defendernetwork.com

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Aswad Walker
People Editor

With a gift for embracing our culture, Aswad shares his journalistic skills while also capturing the essence of Black Houstonians in photos in Faces @ Houston events.

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Margo Hubbard
Engagement Editor

Margo, a seasoned public relations and marketing expert, supplies resourceful content and interacts with our readers on all the Defender social media venues.

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Michael Grant
Creative/Art Director

With an extensive graphic and digital design background, Michael is a master at visual storytelling on multiple platforms.

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Terrance Harris
College | Pro Sports Editor

For over two decades, Terrance has cover sports for dailies in Indianapolis, Arizona, Missouri, and Texas. We are fortunate to have him.

terrance@defendernetwork.com

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Jodie B. Jiles
High School Sports Reporter

The strong relationship with the student-athletes gives Jodie a competitive edge in sports coverage.

jodie@defendernetwork.com

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Jimmie Aggison
Sports Photographer

Recognized as an exceptional sports photographer, Jimmie captures the essence of the game of sports.

jimmie@defendernetwork.com

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Larry Davis
Distributor

Known to many as Mr. Defender, Larry makes sure the North Houston area receives the weekly edition of the Defender newspaper.

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Ron Scurry
Distributor

An authority in newspaper distribution, Ron oversees distribution of the newspaper in Southwest Houston.

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Robert Sanders
Distributor

Robert, known for his hard-work ethic, handles the distribution of the newspaper in Central and Southeast Houston.

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