The Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper, the state’s premier African-American-focused publication has selected Oseye Boyd as editor.
Boyd has nearly 20 years of experience in the media industry. She began her career as a budding reporter and columnist for the Recorder 16 years ago. After that, Boyd worked for several years at Gannett-owned The Star Press in Muncie where she was an education reporter, general assignment reporter and features writer. She was also editor of the weekly entertainment magazine. Most recently, Boyd worked in the publication department at Angie’s List, writing for the magazine and online.
“I am ecstatic about having Oseye lead the newsroom,” said Recorder President Shannon Williams. “Her extensive experience in the industry, deep sense of integrity and her passion and commitment to the community will serve her well in this role. The Recorder will be even better because of those characteristics as well.”
Boyd is a Muncie native. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Ball State University.
Read further to learn more about Oseye Boyd.
What lead you to choose journalism as a career?
According to my dad, I said I wanted to become a journalist in fourth grade. I don’t remember, but I took journalism classes in high school. I’m a total word nerd. I love writing, story telling and providing people with helpful information. Journalism does all three.
What excited you most about returning to the Recorder and leading the historic 123-year old Recorder?
The opportunity to do awesome journalism is what excites me most. I want to give readers compelling articles that educate, challenge and entertain them. I want us to impact our readers’ lives each week. I’ve always wanted to be an editor and being able to lead one of the country’s oldest African-American newspapers is an honor I don’t take lightly.
What is your favorite genre of music?
Hip-hop. I’m getting old, but I still love it.
Who are your all-time favorite music and film entertainers?
All things New Edition, LL Cool J, Naughty by Nature and Don Cheadle.
What is your favorite thing to watch on TV?
I can’t get enough of “This is Us,” “Queen Sugar” and “Black-ish.”
Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Bobby Brown and LL Cool J were two of my biggest crushes.
The world needs more of...
Respect. Respecting someone who is different and makes you uncomfortable is difficult for humans.
The world needs less of...
Struggle cheese! Those yellow slices of “cheese” that refuse to melt!
You have some interesting hobbies. Share some of those with our readers.
I’ve been belly dancing for about a decade. We dance at various festivals around the city as well as Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration and the State Fair. I also teach a weight-lifting fitness class, Body Pump, several times a week.
Tell readers a bit about you personally.
I have an adult son who lives in Chicago, and a very active 14-year-old daughter. I love food (maybe that’s why I became a fitness instructor). I bake and cook. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest.
Reach Oseye Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 317-762-7850.