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TyLisa C. Johnson, a Reporter at the Institute, poses for a portrait at the New York Times building during the first day of the 2017 New York Times Student Journalism Institute on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in New York , New York.

Hi! I’m TyLisa C. Johnson, a writer/reporter from Wilmington, Delaware.

TyLisa is a recent graduate of Florida A&M’s journalism school, where she was the editor in chief of the award-winning campus magazine, Journey. Most recently she was a breaking news and local news reporting intern at The Dallas Morning News. She was a 2017 NABJ Columbia Journalism School Fellow. TyLisa is a proud-alum of the 2017 New York Times Student Journalism Institute, where she was a reporting fellow. She has held internships at The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., and FAMU’s Sirius XM Radio. For more than a year, she was a freelance reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat. Earlier this year, she was a participant in the National Association of Black Journalists’ multimedia short course as an anchor and associate producer. In 2016, she was part of ProPublica’s Emerging Reporter program. During her time at FAMU, she was a beat reporter for the award-winning campus newspaper, The Famuan.  She is a member of N.A.B.J., Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Ida B. Wells Society and Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society. She also studied abroad in 2015 in Barcelona, Spain as a State Department Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar. Hablo español.

Twitter & Instagram: @tylisajohnson