Rochelle Riley Biography
Rochelle Riley, an African-American female journalist, and columnist for the Detroit Free Press in Detroit, Michigan, United States, has been an advocate in her column for improved race relations, literacy, community building, and children.
Rochelle Riley Age
She was born around 1959 in Tarboro, North Carolina, and, grew up in Tarboro, North Carolina a community she sketched in detail in her columns and returned to often as an adult.
Rochelle Riley Parents
She is born of Marva Jeanne Pitt Riley, a lifelong teacher and an alumna of North Carolina Central University, died on Sunday, June 5, 2016. She Endowed Scholarship in her honor to train future teachers. he was raised by her grandfather Willie Bennie Pitt and grandmother Lowney Hilliard Pitt.
Rochelle Riley Sibling
Her siblings are Beverley Riley, her brother, Donald Riley and her sister, Maria Riley.
Rochelle Riley Notable works of journalism
Her columns about former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick were a part of the entry that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in local reporting. She is also notable for her excellence in journalism and for mentoring future journalists to ensure that newsrooms reflect the diversity of their communities, which is why she won the Ida B.
She also is known for advocating for press freedom as a member of the International Press Institute and the NABJ Global Journalism Task Force. She also spends some time crusading for better lives for children, government accountability, improved race relations, and increased adult literacy, by helping to raise nearly $2 million for literacy causes in Michigan
Rochelle Riley Career
She has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, and FOX2, and has worked as an editor or reporter at The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Times Herald, and The (Louisville) Courier-Journal. She became deputy managing editor, 1992–96, associate editor and columnist, 1996-2000; and since 2000, has been a Detroit Free Press columnist.
Rochelle Riley Awards
- 2017 NABJ Ida B. Wells Award
- 2017 Pulliam Editorial Fellowship
- 2016 Inductee Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame
- 2013 National Headliner Award
- 2011 National Scripps Howard Award
- 2011 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
- 2010 Harvey Beech Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina
- Alumni Association BAR Committee
- 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting
- 2004 National Journalism Award for Distinguished Service to Literacy Scripps Howard
Rochelle Riley Books
- Raising a Parent: Lessons My Daughter Taught Me While We Grew Up Together
- Life Lessons: Essays on Parenthood, America, 9/11 and Detroit
Rochelle Riley D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Rochelle Riley grew up in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with both a Bachelor of Science in the field of General Biology and a Master of Science in the field of Human Physiology. She then completed her professional education at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2006 where she received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Having been in the Air Force for the past five years, Dr. Riley is the Chief of Dental Services for the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard. She is also a certified Invisalign provider with Align Technology for invisible braces, a certified Lumineers provider, and licensed to practice dentistry in both Arizona and Washington State. She travels regularly between the two practices and while maintaining her Air Force commitments.
Dr. Riley is married with two stepchildren and five fur-babies. She enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, working out, boating and walking her dogs. She loves to serve her country, spend time with her family and travel. She is known for her hard work, dedication, enthusiasm, and her eye for aesthetics. She is the general dentist with the cosmetic flare!