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Nerissa Ann Young, American journalist. Recipient 1st place for crime/court coverage West Virginia Press Association, 1996. Pianist, choir member, drama director Fairview Baptist Church, Forest Hill, West Virginia, since 1982; camp counselor Summers County 4-H Camp, Hinton, 1985-1989, 94-95. Member Society Professional Journalists (national ethics committee since 1995).

Background

Young, Nerissa Ann was born on June 3, 1965 in Bluefield, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of James Weldon and Norene Amie (Wallace) Young.

Education

Bachelor of Science in education, Concord College, 1987. Master of Arts in journalism, Marshall University, 1993.

Career

Radio personality WMTD Radio, Hinton, West Virginia, 1986-1988, 89-90. Teacher Monroe County Schools, Union, 1988-1989, 90-91. Journalist The Register-Herald/Beckley Newspapers, 1993—2002.

Employee Oklahoma State University School Journalism & Broadcasting, 2002—2003, Department Mass Communications, Shepherd University, 2004—2007, Marshall University Würzburg-Page Pittsburgh School Journalism & Mass Communications, since 2007.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

Politics

Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.

Views

The strong feature of Baptism is that prayers are not only led by a minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

Membership

Pianist, choir member, drama director Fairview Baptist Church, Forest Hill, West Virginia, since 1982. Camp counselor Summers County 4-H Camp, Hinton, 1985-1989, 94-95. Member West Virginia Professional chapter Society Professional Journalists (secretary/treasurer 1994-1995,vice president 1995-1996, president since 1996, national ethics committee 1995-1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: walking, reading, volleyball, guitar.

Connections

father:
James Weldon Young

mother:
Norene Amie (Wallace) Young