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Lee Hawkins

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5 out of 5

Journalist, Musician & Author of "Nobody's Slave: How Uncovering My Family's History Set Me Free"

Lee Hawkins

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5 out of 5

Journalist, Musician & Author of "Nobody's Slave: How Uncovering My Family's History Set Me Free"

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Lee Hawkins Biography

Lee Hawkins is a journalist, author, and musician. He is a special correspondent and producer for APM Studios, a recipient of the 2022-23 O'Brien Fellowship for Public Service Journalism, and the principal of his own production company that produces multimedia journalism projects.

Between 2003 to April of 2022, Hawkins served as a reporter, on-air host, and news editor for the Wall Street Journal, where he most recently covered education and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children and families. Before joining the education team at WSJ in 2020, he was a general assignment reporter, working across all media platforms, including print, video, and television. He is also known for his on-camera interviews with influential newsmakers and icons. He has reported from around the U.S. and world and has written hundreds of stories for all sections of the WSJ, including Page One. He was a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in the Explanatory Reporting category and a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award in 2021, among other honors and distinctions. He is also a four-time winner of the National Association of Black Journalist's "Salute to Excellence" Award and a Logan Nonfiction Fellowship recipient.

Hawkins is the author of the book "Nobody's Slave: How Uncovering My Family's History Set Me Free," which is set to be published in 2023.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/07/2024.

Lee Hawkins Speaking Topics

  • "America's Legacy of Racial Trauma and How We Can Heal"

  • Black History Month Programs

  • Martin Luther King Holiday Programs

Lee Hawkins Videos

  • August 28 with Blair Imani & Lee Hawkins
    Second Home: August 28 with Blair Imani & Lee Hawkins
  • Henry Louis Gates Discusses Ideological Divides Among Black Americans
    In part two of Harvard Professor and PBS Host Henry Louis Gates's interview with WSJ's Lee Hawkins, Gates discusses the ideological diversity and...

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  • What topics does Lee Hawkins speak about?

    Lee Hawkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Authors, Black History, College, Diversity & Inclusion, Inspirational, Literary, Motivational, Social Justice, Sports, Virtual Speakers, Writers and Journalists.
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Lee Hawkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as "America's Legacy of Racial Trauma and How We Can Heal", Black History Month Programs and Martin Luther King Holiday Programs. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lee Hawkins for your event is available upon request. Lee Hawkins generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Hill Harper, Clayborne Carson, Bakari Sellers and Dr. Terrence Roberts. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lee Hawkins for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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