Regina F. Graham is a Communications and Social Media Strategist with a variety of experience and expertise in the number one media market and local New York City government.
She currently works for the City of New York City where she is a speech writer and social media manager for one of the city agencies. Regina also oversees the logistical planning for internal and external speaking events.
Before jumping full throttle into communications, Regina worked for over ten years as an experienced multi-platform journalist who reported on hundreds of stories. The topics that she covered included politics, law enforcement, celebrity news, breaking news, sports, health and more.
She previously worked as a News Reporter at the Daily Mail, before she was promoted to become the first African American woman to hold the title of Features Reporter. While at the the Daily Mail from 2015-2018, she reported on countless historical events and breaking news stories including: the Obama family post-White House, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the 2016 presidential election, various police shootings, Black Lives Matter protests, celebrity deaths (Carrie Fisher, Muhammad Ali, Debbie Reynolds and more) and terrorism both abroad and in the U.S.
Regina has also previously worked at CBS Radio Network as a Producer writing original and breaking news stories for both television and radio station websites across the country. Before joining CBS Radio Network, she was a weekend CBS New York Plus digital channel Producer for WCBS Channel 2 in New York City. While in this role, she assisted in the primary coverage of the Empire State Building Shooting Spree, Hurricane Sandy, the Anthony Weiner Scandal, and the Rutgers Basketball Scandal.
In addition, Regina thrived as a summer reporter in South Africa where she wrote over 40 stories for the print and digital version of The Cape Times newspaper in 2011. She reported on countless events and political issues within Cape Town and the surrounding townships. Some of the topics that she covered included former First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to South Africa, sex trafficking, homelessness and political events with Cape Town’s former mayor Patricia de Lille.
Before moving to New York in 2012, Regina worked for CNN in Los Angeles as an Assignment Desk Editor where she assisted in coordinating news content for over 900 television stations around the globe. During her time at CNN, she organized news teams for breaking news coverage, fact checked stories, sourced breaking news information and booked studio guests. She also held the same role at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to her work, Regina was one of six people selected for the prestigious Carnegie-Knight Foundation’s News21 Fellowship which resulted in a digital project being published for The Guardian based around the 2012 Presidential Election.
A Sacramento native, Regina graduated in 2012 from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism earning a Master of Arts degree in Journalism. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College in 2010, where she was a National Association of Black Journalists’ CNN Scholar.
Regina is an active member of the Zeta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she volunteers and serves on the executive board as the Ivy Leaf Reporter. She is also the treasurer for the New York Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College. She enjoys traveling, visits with her family on the West Coast and spending time outdoors.