Bryan Monroe

Bryan Monroe, the CEO of The Monroe Media Group, is the former vice president and editorial director of Ebony and Jet Magazines at Johnson Publishing Co and has contributed to ongoing coverage for CNN. Formerly the assistant vice president/news of Knight Ridder and the president of the National Association of Black Journalists, Bryan, who shared part of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for coverage of Hurricane Katrina, led the transformation of the legendary Ebony and Jet magazines from 2006 to 2009. He revitalized the publications as well as developed new platforms online and in digital media for JPC.

Bryan Monroe on CNN with Don Lemon about Obama Issue

Bryan Monroe on MSNBC discussing President Barack Obama.

He has worked on cover stories on Halle Berry, conducted the last major interview with Michael Jackson, led the historic coverage on presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle during the 2008 election, spearheaded the charge in the magazine against the N-Word and language use in a national discussion about The Culture of Disrespect. Bryan also writes regularly about technology, health and other issues and serves on the Board of Advisors for, a Silicon Valley tech startup company.

Bryan has appeared in numerous media, including ABC Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, XM Potus, The Joe Madison Show, The Warren Ballentine Show, The Seattle Times, Ebony Magazine, as well as many local and regional news outlets.