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Nakia Cooper / News and Digital Media Coordinator

Nakia Cooper, The Vibe’s News and Digital Media Coordinator, is president of the Houston Association of Black Journalists, an adjunct online journalism professor at Texas Southern University and owner of

This multi-award winning journalist, digital and social media expert proudly served as the first African American person to manage a digital media department at a Houston television news station (CW39 Houston). Prior to that, Cooper was in leadership as senior web producer at both KHOU 11 News (CBS) and KPRC 2 (NBC). Over the last decade, Cooper has helped solidify team wins for her web departments, boasting an Emmy, two Edward R. Murrow, three Associated Press and two Lone Star Press Awards for outstanding digital coverage.

Cooper is also co-founder of Sister 2 Sistah, a mentoring organization for young women of color. For her charity work, Cooper has received a proclamation from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and a letter of recognition from Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.