Vanessa Deggins is a multimedia producer. Along with covering law enforcement and public safety for a 40,000 circulation newspaper, she has worked as a part-time radio reporter, producer and anchor.

She is currently continuing her education by studying for a Master’s in Future Studies at the Turku School of Economics in Finland with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development.

Most of Vanessa’s multimedia skills were self-taught or through training fellowships. She has attended workshops at the National Association of Black Journalists conventions on shooting and editing video and back pack journalism. She is also a Berkeley Knight Digital Media Fellow. This experience allowed her to spearhead the American Press’ social and new media initiatives for the website

Away from work, Vanessa has been a trainer at multimedia workshops at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention. All articles are property of The American Press and Cumulus Broadcasting.

Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

Vanessa can be reached at