Wilbert Francisco "Bill" LaVeist is an award-winning writer, radio personality and multimedia communications professor and consultant. Currently a doctoral candidate in technology and media studies at Old Dominion University, Mr. LaVeist has more than 15 years of print, broadcast and Internet journalism experience. He led the web development team of the original BlackVoices.com (Tribune Co.), was the first Black metro columnist for the Hampton Roads Daily Press (Tribune Co.), director of web development team for Ebony Magazine (Johnson Publishing), and was editor/publisher of MIX Magazine (The Virginian-Pilot), hosting its TV Show and directing its web team. His work has appeared in publications such as, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Daily News and The Arizona Republic, where he was a copy editor, reporter and online editor. Mr. LaVeist hosts "The Wil LaVeist Show" which broadcasts weekly from 88.1FM WHOV (www.whov.org) at Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. He has authored and contributed to books, including “Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College,” in partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation, and "Black Voices in Commentary" of the Trotter Group. Mr. LaVeist received his bachelor's from The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and master's from The University of Arizona School of Journalism. www.willaveist.com.