Welcome new directors!

“We are thrilled to add Tanisha and Shana to the Local Media Foundation board of directors,” said Nancy Lane, CEO, Local Media Association and Local Media Foundation. “Tanisha’s experience with marketing, advertising and events will be very helpful as we work on business strategies for our members and the industry. Shana’s digital startup background is very much needed on our board as we look to the future. Both will have an immediate impact.”

Tanisha Leonard, President, RTM360°

“I’m honored and excited to be joining the Local Media Foundation Board. I look forward to being a voice in advancing the local news organization business model through access and innovation.”

Shana Black, Founder, Black Girl Media

“It’s truly an honor to be chosen to support the work of both the Local Media Foundation and Local Media Association. I’m overjoyed to have the opportunity to be part of initiatives that help local media organizations.”


Gordon Borrell to chair Local Media Foundation Board

The LMF board of directors will be chaired by Gordon Borrell, chief executive officer, Borrell Associates. The other elected officers are Immediate Past Chair Liz White, executive vice president & assistant publisher, Record-Journal; First Vice Chair Chris Weatherly, director of digital sales and products, WRAL; Treasurer Tom Sly, vice president, digital revenue, The E. W. Scripps Co. and Secretary Erica Smith, managing editor for digital, Times Union/Hearst Newspapers.

View the entire Board of Directors here.


About Local Media Foundation

Local Media Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with the Local Media Association. LMF’s mission is to ensure a healthy future for local journalism, which is essential to a strong democracy, by reinventing business models for news. 2021 projects include: The Fund for Local Journalism, Fund for Black Journalism/Word in Black, Oklahoma Media Center, Solving for Chicago, Covering Climate Collaborative and much more.