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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2009
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Zamir Ahmed
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Michelle Duke Upped at NABEF

WASHINGTON, DC - Michelle Duke has been named vice president of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, NABEF President Marcellus Alexander announced today.

Duke joined NABEF in 2005 as director of diversity services. She was later promoted to vice president of diversity services and development, overseeing several diversity initiatives, including NABEF's Broadcast Leadership Program. In her new role, Duke will assume overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, reporting directly to NABEF President Marcellus Alexander.

Duke serves on the national board of the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) where in June 2009, she was presented with The Star Award by the National Capital Area Chapter of AWRT. She also serves on the boards of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Minority Media Executives. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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