Phyllis Fletcher manages our regional collaborative journalism service and supports our reporters to serve our audiences in new ways: On digital platforms, live on location and through social media. She is sought as a news analyst for live broadcast, and as a writer and speaker on racism, inclusive sourcing and breaking news production techniques.
Fletcher was named the inaugural Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Editor of the Year in 2017 and is interim president of the Seattle Association of Black Journalists. Her honors include a national Edward R. Murrow Award, a Sigma Delta Chi medal, two Gracies, two UNITY Awards, two Salutes to Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists and a first prize in beat reporting from the Education Writers Association. She has been named a Friend of Scholastic Journalism by the Journalism Education Association.
Fletcher is a graduate of the University of Washington, Columbia University and James A. Garfield High School. She has earned academic credentials in demography, software engineering and accounting fraud detection.