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The Tufts Black Alumni Association (TBAA) is a chapter of the Tufts University Alumni Association. TBAA strives to maintain the bond between Black alumni and Tufts University by developing programs and events that encourage prolonged involvement with the greater Tufts community. The chapter coordinates with the Africana Center and the Office of Alumni Relations to plan communications and events.

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Jason Samuels, A92

Since October 2006, Jason Samuels has been a senior producer at ABC News Digital where he says he has an opportunity to test how the power of television can translate onto the Web. In this role, he oversees the daily production of the “World News” webcast and the broadcast’s integration with ABCNEWS.com. He is responsible for digital content for ABC World News with Charles Gibson. Samuels will oversee Gibson’s daily webcast as well as be World News‘ liaison with ABCNews.com. Earlier in his career, Samuels was a senior producer at ABC News Now.

Prior to joining “World News,” Samuels was a senior producer at ABC News Now, the network’s twenty-four hour digital channel, where he led new content initiatives.

Samuels joined ABC News in 2006 from NBC’s “Dateline,” where he was a producer for eleven years. There he produced a number of long-form projects that examined issues like welfare reform, post-traumatic stress disorder among Vietnam veterans, and a controversial federal housing mobility program that affected low-income families. In 2004, Samuels produced “A Pattern of Suspicion,” a groundbreaking examination of racial profiling that won a number of journalism’s top honors, including a Columbia-Alfred I. duPont Silver Baton, a RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award, and an Investigative Reporter and Editor Award.

Samuels has won numerous other honors for his work, including: an Emmy Award, five Emmy nominations, a Peabody Award, a Freedom Forum’s Excellence in Urban Journalism Award, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, a New York Association of Black Journalists’ Griot Award for Overall Excellence, and an American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Allen Award.

Born and raised in New York City, Samuels is a graduate of Tufts University, where he received a BA in English, and the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Master’s degree.