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Lorraine E. Branham, American literature educator, director. McCormick fellow, Northwestern University, 2001.


Branham, Lorraine E. was born on December 7, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Jesse T. Williams and Leona C. Green.


Bachelor in Communications, Temple University, 1976. Postgraduate Women in Management Program, University Baltimore, 1982—1983. John S. Knight fellow, Stanford University, 1985—1986.

Postgraduate, various Knight Ridder and API programs, and others.


Reporter Philadelphia Tribune, Camden (New Jersey) Courier-Post, Philadelphia Bulletin, Baltimore Sun, 1977—1983. Night metro editor Baltimore Sun. Various editorial positions to associate managing editor for features Philadelphia Inquirer, 1987—1996.

Senior vice president, executive editor Tallahassee Tem., 1996—1999. Assistant to public Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2000—2002. Director, Great Britain Dealey Professor Journalism University Texas, Austin, since 2002.

Teacher news-writing and reporting Temple University, Philadelphia, 1988—1990. Teacher reporting and news-writing University California, Berkeley, 1986. Professional-in-residence Poly-Tech, San Luis Obispo, California, 1991, University Florida, 1993.


Board directors Family Health Council We. Pennsylvania, 2002; executive board United Way of the Big Bend, 1996—2000. Board visitors School Journalism, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1996—1998.

Board directors Tallahassee Police Athletic League, 1998—1999. Member of National Association Minority Media Executives, Associated Press Managing Editors, National Association Black Journalists, American Society Newspaper Editors, Association Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication.


Married Norris I. Branham, June 19, 1971 (divorced ). 1 child Norris J.; married Melvin Williams, May 23, 1998.

Jesse T. Williams

Leona C. Green

Norris I. Branham

Melvin Williams

Norris J. Branham