Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, 92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, 105.1 The Block, and the Tuscaloosa Thread are proud to present the 2023 Black History Makers of Alabama.
Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.
Black History Maker of Alabama - Tamika Alexander
Tamika Alexander is making black history through her work in broadcast journalism in West Alabama.
Alexander grew up in Tuscaloosa and received a degree in communications from the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing her master’s in journalism and creative media at UA.
In 2017, Alexander was featured in Tuscaloosa Magazine as a "Most Intriguing Person." The following year, she was recognized as a "Top 40 Under 40 Business Professional" by The Tuscaloosa News.
In 2020, she was recognized by U.S. Representative Terri Sewell as a COVID 19 hero for her work with helping those in need during the pandemic. In March 2022, she was named a Power Mover by Alabama Power.
An award-winning journalist, Alexander was appointed as the senior news anchor at WVUA 23 in 2022.
She is an active member of several organizations, including the City of Tuscaloosa's Elevate Advisory Committee and a graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa.
Outside of her professional interests, she loves being mom to her son Jayden, traveling, shopping and cooking.
"Black History in Alabama is important because it is a time to appreciate the struggle of the past generations while also celebrating the achievements of the black community."
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2022 Black History Makers of Alabama