Jerry  Bembry

Lecturer

 

B.A. - Journalism; Ohio Wesleyan University

In this emerging world of multi-platform journalism, Jerry Bembry has worked as a writer, editor, television broadcaster and video producer. For the last year he was the senior video producer at WYPR.com.

A 1984 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Bembry began his career in 1984 as a news reporter at The Courier-News (NJ) before being hired by The Sun the next year as a police reporter. As lead writer on stories about a drug-ravaged Baltimore neighborhood, Bembry won an award from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association.

In 1993 Bembry moved to sports, becoming The Sun’s NBA writer. His profile of Joe Pace was honored by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA).

Bembry joined ESPN The Magazine as the NBA editor in 1999, while also working as an analyst across all the ESPN radio and television platforms. He eventually became the magazine’s first African-American senior writer, and won numerous writing awards including the 2007 Best Feature (PBWA).

At ESPN Bembry also produced videos for ESPN.com, before returning to Baltimore and working at WYPR.

Bembry, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a cancer survivor and is an advocate for Prostate Cancer Awareness.

His daughter, Ashley, is a 2012 graduate of American University..