The following excerpt was sent out from New York Public Radio / WNYC culture and arts editor Steve Smith:
We’re thrilled to announce that Precious Fondren is joining the WNYC newsroom as a culture & arts reporter, working alongside our team to cover the vital, diverse arts scenes and cultural communities of New York City and the surrounding area.
Precious comes to WNYC from The New York Times, where she was a 2021-22 fellow covering all things NYC as a general assignment reporter on the Metro desk, and already wrote about culture with curiosity and distinction in articles such as “The Center That Shaped Black Life in the 1970s Brooklyn. ”
Fondren held internships at Minnesota Public Radio, Kare11 and the Star-Tribune, and has published freelance work in Teen Vogue, The Progressive and Paper magazines.
Born in Minnesota, she earned a degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Fondren’s first day will be Tues. May 3.