Dexter Mullins, a 2010 graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is making a name for himself in the Big Apple.
A former A&T Register editor, Mullins, after earning his journalism degree, moved to New York to pursue a master’s degree in digital media from Columbia University. With two degrees under his belt, Mullins has amassed quite the resume. At the tender age of 25, he has landed positions at some of the most respected news outlets in the world, including USA Today, theGrio.com, NBC Nightly News, the Wall Street Journal and Al Jazeera America, where he currently works as a digital news producer.
“I am very blessed that I was able to start my career in New York City,” he said. “You don’t start in New York City – this is the number one market for media – you finish here.”
Mullins shares his experience and expertise as a volunteer with a NYC area National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) student chapter and returns to A&T on occasion to speak to undergraduate students. He will visit the journalism department soon to speak on the alumni panel during homecoming.
He has also accepted the position of president of the NYC A&T Alumni Chapter and has already begun making plans to rally the New York Aggies for the greater good of the institution.
Mullins wants the chapter to have a stronger presence at college and career fairs, build its online presence through social media and a new Website and hold a cookout at the Dr. Ronald McNair Park (named for another A&T alumnus) in Brooklyn.
“Giving is critical,” he said. “Someone gave to A&T so that I could go to school, so that I could have scholarships, so that I could enjoy my experience.”
As for his professional future, he hopes to one day be the executive producer of a television news program.
“I just want to keep telling the stories of people who don’t have a voice,” Mullins stressed. “As long as I have a platform to do that, whether it’s online, in print, in video or even on Twitter…that’s what I’m going to do.”