My name is Judayah Murray and I’m a journalist based in New York. I have a bachelors in journalism from Howard University and I’m currently pursuing my masters in the same field from Columbia University. I guess you could say I love storytelling.
The most frequent question I get asked is “What’s next?”, and to be honest, I have no idea. But I do know that I want to become an anchor, and eventually I want to host my own primetime television show.
“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”
Shonda Rhimes wrote that in her bestselling novel “Year of Yes”, and she’s absolutely right. This dream of mine is lovely, but it would always be a dream if I didn’t take the time to work toward it. While I study, I also make educational and entertaining videos as a YouTube Partner on my popular show, #BlackGirlsYouTubeToo.
Now, I might be known best by my social media presence, but I also try my best to be a strong student and avid helping hand in the communities I find myself in. At Howard University, I was in an Annenberg Honors student in the School of Communications where I graduated magna cum laude. At Columbia University, I became a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. I’ve spent the last three spring breaks volunteering with Howard University’s chapel, helping children and teens in the Memphis, Tennessee area combat poverty through education, teaching first graders how to read in Flint, Michigan and mentoring teens in Anguilla whose homes were devastated by Hurricane Irma.
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