Joliet Central High School Alumnus Kenneth Strickland, Class of 1985, has been named to NBC’s annual “theGrio 100” list for 2013. The list recognizes African Americans who are making a difference in the lives of Americans from a variety of work fields. Strickland has been a member of the NBC News family since 1995, and was promoted to the head of the Washington D.C. bureau this past October.
Kenneth is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communications. His proud parents are Rev. Lishers Mahone, Jr. (Pastor - Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church) and Mrs. Betty Mahone (Retired teacher from Joliet Central High School).
For more information on Strickland’s accomplishments, visit http://thegrio.com/2013/02/05/thegrios-100-ken-strickland-nbcs-new-dc-bureau-chief/#50706022.