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The Root Welcomes Essence Reporter

Cynthia Gordy, formerly the Washington Correspondent for Essence Magazine and Essence.com who is in the presidential press pool, has joined The Root as Washington Reporter.

See Gordy’s first post on black unemployment for “Blogging the Beltway” blog here.

Other details: She is a 2010 NAACP “40 Under 40” honoree and was named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” in 2009 by the National Association of Black Journalists.

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