Cynthia Tucker Biography
Cynthia Tucker is an American journalist. Her weekly column is syndicated by Universal Uclick. She also received a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. This was for her work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she served as an editorial page editor. She was also a Pulitzer finalist in 2004 and 2006.
Cynthia Haynes was born as Cynthia Tucker Haynes. Haynes was born in Monroeville, Alabama. She was born during the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, in an era of racial segregation. Cynthia did not attend an integrated school until she was 16. She went to Auburn University, where she majored in English and journalism and wrote for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman.
Cynthia Tucker Age
She was born on 13 March 1955 in Monroeville, Alabama, United States. She is 64 years old as of 2019. She was born to Mary Louise Marshall Tucker and John Tucker. Mary Louise Marshall Tucker was a high school English teacher and John Tucker was a middle-school principal.
Cynthia Tucker Career
In 1976, Cynthia began work for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) as a reporter after her graduation. She left Atlanta and the AJC for a job at The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1980. She had decided that she wanted to be a foreign correspondent in Africa. Contrary to that, the Inquirer considered her too inexperienced for the assignment.
Cynthia set out on her own, traveling around Africa and freelancing for six months. She then returned to Atlanta, where she was rehired as a columnist by the AJC. She was a Nieman Fellow by Harvard University in 1988. She was also promoted to editorial page editor of the AJC in 1990.
She blogged regularly and wrote two columns a week for both the print and web versions of the AJC. Her columns were syndicated to over 40 U.S. newspapers. Those columns earned her nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004 and 2006 before her win in 2007. She is regarded as politically liberal.
In 2006, she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. In July 2009, Haynes moved to Washington, D.C., as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s political columnist. She is also a columnist for The 74, a news website focusing on education in the United States.
Cynthia Tucker Net Worth
Her Net Worth is Under Review.