Charmaine Crutchfield from Howard University is a 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) scholar and the recipient of a one-time award of $7,000.
For Charmaine Crutchfield, politics and journalism go “hand in hand.” A tenacious junior majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Howard University, Charmaine has interned at Meet the Press, Dateline NBC and Rock Center with Brian Williams. She has on-air radio experience from Urban Forum Northwest in Seattle, Washington and she is currently a news reporter for Howard’s News Spotlight PBS station on the university’s campus. Charmaine works as a news assistant at C-SPAN, a contributing writer for The District Chronicles and The Hilltop newspapers and she is a press intern for New York Senator Kristin Gillibrand. Charmaine will add certification in Applied Politics from George Washington University to her impressive list of credentials while remaining on the Dean’s List at Howard every semester. This year she will further her career at the Huffington Post and Cato Institute. It is Charmaine’s goal to become the best White House Correspondent she can be: one who is able to foster excellence in journalism for the next generation of students who share her passion for unbiased and accurate reporting.