Cynthia Gordy

Washington Correspondent, Essence magazine

Cynthia Gordy is the Washington Correspondent for Essence magazine. Her “Obama Watch” blog covers the policies and activities of the White House and Congress. Named the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2009 Emerging Journalist of the Year, she previously served as the News Editor for Essence and writes a monthly roundup for the magazine called "Ten Things We're Talking About" on the 10 most-buzzed news stories on African-Americans.