About the TOYA
In 1993, Regina L. Burns was honored with the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Americans award, given by the U.S. Junior Chamber (Jaycees).
Bio of Regina L. Burns
Regina L. Burns, M.A., Project+, is an award-winning multimedia journalist and editor specializing in Black History and African American stories at Harvest Reapers Communications. Her work has been published in Texas Highways magazine, WFAA-TV, The Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as well as The Commercial Appeal, the Tri-State Defender and The Flyer, among others.
She previously worked for a variety of news media organizations as a journalist, including The Associated Press in Mississippi and Texas. She was news director at WLOK-AM and WGKX-KIX 106 FM in Memphis.
Abilene Christian University presented her with its Distinguished Alumnus Professional Achievement Award, known as the Gutenberg Award. In addition to the B.A. in Mass Communication she earned at ACU, Burns graduated from The University of Memphis with the M.A. in Journalism Administration.
Her work has been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists and the former Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Association, among other honors.