Meet the new managing editor of Axios Local, Delano Massey


Delano Massey was covering several executive-level jobs at CNN, including supervising producer of both race and equity and crime and justice reporting, when he joined the team at Axios as managing editor of Local, just as the company launched a dozen new markets.

Having spent over three years at AP and attending Maynard Institute's Media Academy at Harvard University, he gained national recognition when he was selected as one of MIPAD’s 2021 “Most Influential People of African Descent.”

But over the years, Massey's journalism career took different turns, spending almost a decade as the metro editor at the Lexington Herald-Leader and then leaving to work as a senior digital producer in TV broadcast news.

In this 147th episode of "E&P Reports," we go one-on-one with Delano Massey, Managing Editor of Axios Local, exploring their mission to continue to provide "smart brevity" reporting not only at a national news level but now expanding into dozens of local markets, with plans to launch more by year's end. We also talked with Massey about his views on establishing equity, diversity & inclusion within our newsrooms, based predominantly on his experiences working with then CNN President Jeff Zucker on creating the network's Race & Equity team.


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