From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Beason, Tyrone

(born: 1972) 

Tyrone Beason was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1972. He is a graduate of Bowling Green High School, where he started his journalism career as an editorial page editor and cartoonist for the school newspaper, Purple Gem. He was also a teen columnist for the Daily News (Bowling Green). In 1993, Tyrone Beason was a student at the University of Kentucky when he became the first African American editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel. After college, Beason was a reporter with the Seattle Times for 25 years, and is now a staff writer with the Los Angeles Times. Beason is a Pulitzer Center Grantee. He is also doing research for his book on African American life in 1960s Paris. In 2010, Tyrone Beason won the Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism.

For more see "A sense we were future players," The Kentucky Kernel, 02/18/98; see Tyrone Beason, a Los Angeles Times webpage; see Tyrone Beason at the Pulitzer Center webpage; Tyrone Beason, "LGBTQ Californians worry they will be next to lose rights after Roe decision," 06/26/2022 (online at Lookout Santa Cruz); contact Tyrone Beason.

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NKAA Source: Kentucky Kernel (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Seattle times (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Los Angeles times (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Bowling Green daily news (newspaper)

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