Letita Aaron

Bowie, MD USA

Professional Experience

As a freelancer with experience in newspapers, magazines, the web, and newsletters, I've covered everything from vintage car tours, the murder of a prominent Memphis divorce lawyer, undercover ATF operations, the Ohio election scandal in 2004, and the first African-American male president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. My writing credits include articles in Presstime magazine, The Lima News, The Commercial Appeal, and Black Enterprise magazine. My specialties include education, breaking news, and features. I work especially well with details, clients, and deadlines.


2 Years
2 Years


Business (general)
1 Year
2 Years
Environment & Nature
Entry Level


Newspaper - Local/Regional
1 Year
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The New Teacher Project (3-5), Black Enterprise magazine (3-5), Gazette.net (6-10)

Other Work History

General assignment reporter for The Lima (Ohio) News, communications/program associate for The New Teacher Project.

Technical Skills

Photo editing: Adobe Photoshop; page design: Adobe Pagemaker, Quark XPress

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Pagemaker, Quark XPress, iWork (Pages, Keynote and iWeb); OS X, Windows XP, Macromedia Contribute


MacBook, Sony Cybershot DSC-W55, Belkin TuneTalk audio recorder for iPod


Second place - SEJC Journalist of the Year Award; Xavier University of Lousiana Herald Award


National Association of Black Journalists



Coverage of a Green Jobs Now National Day of Action event in Hyattsville, MD
Profile of Akinwale Ojomo and Valerie Omodele Rojas of Roy Synergy Group, a Bowie-based consulting firm, that works with developing countries to help build a viable infrastructure.
Preview of the Prince George's Little Theatre's production of The Art of Murder.
Coverage of the City of Greenbelt's Health and Wellness Day and push for medical initiatives in underserved community
Preview of Greenbelt Arts Center's production of The Rocky Horror Show
Round up of New Year's Eve happenings in Prince George's County
Preview of Environmental Film Festival at Joe's Movement Emporium, a performing arts center in the Gateway Arts District of Hyattsville, MD


Teacher recruitment flyer for Memphis City Schools. Used throughout 2007-08 and 2008-09 recruitment seasons. Designed by Linx Consulting.
Memphis City Schools Hiring Guide for new teacher candidates in hiring pool during the 2007-08 recruitment season.


The focus of this 700-word feature for Motivation section of Black Enterprise magazine is Kerry Seaton's work to maintain and augment the legacy of Willie Mae's Scotch House. Located in the Treme section of New Orleans, Willie Mae's was named home of America's Best Fried Chicken by Food Network in 2007.
Profile of NSBE Jr. chapters at Southeastern High School in Detroit, Mich. and TransTech Academy at Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C.
Trend story on Auto-Tune, the audio rendering software created by seismic engineer Andy Hildebrand and its effects on Hip Hop
Profile of Jerome Boykin, parking lot sweeping wunderkind for January's cover spread
Entrepreneur profile of Erik Holston, owner and principal of Solar Electric Inc., the only Black-owned solar and electrical contracting firm in Illinois.
Profile of Glynn Birch, the first African-American and male president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.