Profile: Charisse Jones

Department of Arts, Culture and Media

Charisse Jones is the co-author of "Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America,'' (HarperCollins) winner of the 2004 American Book Award.  A veteran reporter who is currently a national correspondent for USA Today, she was previously a staff writer for The New York Times, and part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Los Angeles Times. She has been a contributor to National Public Radio and Essence magazine, and a guest on Good Morning America, Today, C-Span's "Washington Journal,¡¯¡¯ and other national programs. She teaches Journalism and Communications Media

Additionally, she is a popular lecturer, who has spoken at venues nationwide, including the Harvard and Yale Clubs in New York City, the University of Georgia and Virginia Tech.