Corvaya Jeffries is a leader, multimedia journalist and digital communicator with a love for community, culture and self-care.
As of October 2017, Corvaya is one of six CNN Diversity Fellows and a 2017 member of Cox Media Group’s Digital Talent Program.
She is currently the Entertainment Reporter at The Palm Beach Post. In 18 months, she has led in-house training for veteran and millennial reporters on cross-platform storytelling and launched a digital-only content team. Her day-to-day responsibilities include pitching and writing hyper-local stories with a millennial audience and mobile consumption in mind. She produces long and short form video content and identifies opportunities for audience engagement on social platforms.
Corvaya also curates and distributes a weekly Things To Do newsletter and is currently heading a project proposal for a new structure in the e-mail journalism arena.
Her prior experience includes television production, hosting, talent casting and administration work in Los Angeles under the management of The DuBose Group, BET Networks and Ken Erlich Productions. She also has experience in the nonprofit sector leading multimedia projects for the Boys & Girls Club of America in North Carolina, Created Families in Central Florida and launched her own organization, Be Your Own Dream Girl, in 2011.
Prior to that, Corvaya attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University majoring in Communication and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. At Wake Forest, she served as the Vice President of the Pi Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and representative of the student body as President’s Aide.
Corvaya is a member of The Online News Association’s South Florida Group and presenter/teacher of workshops for digital journalists at conferences organized by South Florida universities. Her specialties include newsroom training, diversity, digital platform storytelling, and self-care practices.