Randolph’s passing “is a huge loss not only to NABJ but also to radio broadcasting,” said former NABJ President Condace Pressley. “Her passion to diversify the industry was limitless. Prayers for her family and friends. She is missed already.”
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, NABJ posted remarks about Toni’s passing. In part, it says:
WASHINGTON (July 5, 2016) — The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the passing of veteran journalist and longtime Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) news editor Toni Randolph.
Randolph, an award-winning journalist who championed diverse voices in news stories and newsrooms and mentored the next generation of young reporters, died Sunday after being hospitalized for a medical procedure. She was 53.
“Toni embodied the true mission of NABJ by working to diversify public radio and by serving as a mentor to countless numbers of young NABJers,” NABJ President Sarah Glover said. “On behalf of the entire NABJ family, our heartfelt sympathies go out to those who loved her. Her memory will continue on through the lives that she has impacted.”
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