Nita Wiggins’ Amazing Parisian Life
Biographical source: NitaWiggins.com
Nita Wiggins is a twenty-year broadcast journalism veteran of American television, in both the sports and news realms. Since 2009 she has been a journalism trainer at the reputed L’Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris (Paris, France), where she teaches American Principles and Practices of Journalism (and Sports Journalism), the masters-level curriculum she created. In Paris, she has appeared on France 24’s television broadcasts, dissecting the results of the 2016 presidential election, the debate performances of the two candidates, and the impact of the life of Muhammad Ali after his death in June 2016. She has been interviewed by France’s RMC and RFI radio outlets to discuss topics as diverse as Pres. Donald Trump’s visit to France in July 2017 and her assessment of African American life 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize.
Before becoming an educator and social commentator, Wiggins set television firsts. She was the first female African American sports journalist hired to the position on a full-time basis in cities such as Seattle, Washington; Memphis, Tennessee; and Augusta, Georgia. In those jobs, she gained the confidence of newsmakers and athletes alike and was able to secure exclusive interviews. Some of those one-on-one interviews include Muhammad Ali, Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Jerry Jones, Michael Jordan, Cindy Brinker-Simmons, John Daly and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Wiggins also interviewed Rosa Parks and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter.
Read more about her fascinating life on her website NitaWiggins.com.