Bill Drummond

Former Reporter, L.A. Times

Bill Drummond is a professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. As a reporter, he extensively covered the civil rights movement. Drummond served as a local reporter and later bureau chief at the Los Angeles Times where he worked alongside his friend and colleague Ruben Salazar. Drummond would later write about Salazar in an April 1972 Esquire article entitled, “The Death of the Man in the Middle.”

Drummond is an editing founder of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” where he also worked as a national security correspondent. He has received many awards including the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Journalism Excellence, National Press Club Foundation Award, and the Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Black Condition form the National Association of Black Journalist.