Elaine Tassy

Race, Diversity and Equity Reporter

@ElainetassyCPR[email protected]

Elaine Tassy joined CPR News as its race, diversity and equity reporter in February 2022.

Professional Background:
In the 1990s she was a trainee in METPRO (Minority Editorial Training Program) at the Los Angeles Times, then worked at the Baltimore Sun covering communities, courts and education, and at the Albuquerque Journal covering social services on the City Desk and writing for the Food, Health and Living sections in the Features department. She has taught journalism at The University of The Bahamas in Nassau, Temple University and St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Elaine received a bachelor of arts degree with a double major in English and Cultural Politics at Wesleyan University, and a master's degree in Journalism at Ohio State University.

A poem to build bridges and create unity

“I am The Bridge: A Poem By All Of Us,” is a work four years in the making. It was conceived by Papa Dia, a Coloradan from Senegal. He wants to connect people from different backgrounds– Black, Jewish, Hispanic, European, Native American and Asian. They each contributed lines to the poem.