January 18, 2023 – Military Veterans in Journalism is pleased to announce that NBC10 (WCAU-TV) and Telemundo62 (WWSI-TV) have selected Navy and Army veteran Caron LeNoir-Kelly to join its local newsroom team as an MVJ Fellow. This fellowship, supported by the Philadelphia-based Wyncote Foundation, is part of a new partnership between the Philadelphia NBC- and Telemundo-owned station and MVJ to increase the number of military veterans in their newsroom.
Caron LeNoir-Kelly is a journalist, radio host, artist, activist, and advocate. The founder of CARONISMedia Group and a podcasting pioneer, Caron has had a passion for journalism since childhood. Caron honorably served in both the US Navy and Army, and her experiences from service and as a formerly homeless disabled veteran inform her coverage of women, women veterans, and mental health issues.
“I am thrilled to join NBC10 and Telemundo62. Philadelphia is an amazing place, and I am honored to help tell the stories of its people. Military Veterans in Journalism is one of my most cherished communities. I continue to be amazed by how we lift each other up, continue to climb, and support the mission of increasing the number of veterans in America’s newsrooms. I am excited to have the leadership and guidance of both organizations in a new chapter of my life as a journalist and proud veteran.”
During this fellowship, LeNoir-Kelly will learn the ins and outs of Philadelphia news coverage on-air and online, plus work on new streaming programming.
“Supporting Caron with this opportunity is a powerful way to amplify diverse voices in our newsroom,” said Elizabeth Flores, Vice President of News for NBC10 and Telemundo62. “We embrace the value that Caron’s experience as a veteran brings to our team, and we are excited to create an inclusive space that nurtures the talent and experiences of military veterans. Together, we can significantly impact and ensure that all perspectives are represented in our stories.”
LeNoir-Kelly will spend six months in this fellowship, during which time she will make connections with some top local journalists. She has said she looks forward to contributing to thoughtful and nuanced coverage of a variety of issues in the Philadelphia area as she learns from the NBC10 and Telemundo62 team.
“The MVJ team is grateful for NBC10 and Telemundo62’s dedication to the inclusion of diverse voices, including those of veterans, within their newsroom. We are also incredibly grateful for the support of the Wyncote Foundation team, which made this fellowship possible,” said Zack Baddorf, MVJ’s Executive Director. “We are excited to support Caron’s growth under the NBC10 team’s guidance, and we look forward to the future of this new partnership.”
ABOUT NBC10 PHILADELPHIA / WCAU
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. NBC10 produces more than 41 hours of local news programming per week. For more information, visit NBC10.com.
ABOUT TELEMUNDO62 PHILADELPHIA / WWSI
Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their weekday mornings with hourly news cut-ins from 6 a.m.–11 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. Telemundo62 produces more than 13.5 hours of local, Spanish language news programming per week. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com.
About Military Veterans in Journalism
Military Veterans in Journalism is a professional association that builds community for vets, supports their career growth, and advocates for diversifying newsrooms through hiring and promoting more vets. Learn more at www.mvj.network.