Director of Communications
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Cherilyn Crowe, a native of Fort Payne, Alabama, is the director of communications for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
Crowe first joined the staff as the associate director of communications, coming to the BJC after spending nearly a decade in television news at the NewsChannel 5 Network (WTVF-TV) in Nashville, Tennessee. She served in a variety of producing roles at WTVF and worked on an array of special projects with the station, including live gavel-to-gavel trial coverage, political debates, election night results and coverage of the town hall presidential debate in 2008.
Crowe is a journalism and mass communications graduate of Samford University, and she earned a master’s degree in liberal arts and science from Vanderbilt University. A member of the Religion Communicators Council, Crowe serves as the president of the D.C. chapter. She is the recipient of three DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards from the Religion Communicators Council: a 2015 award for her social media campaign work, a 2016 award for specialized writing and a 2017 award for the “What is Religious Liberty?” flyer. Crowe serves on the National Council of Churches Communication Committee and the editorial advisory board of The Christian Citizen. A graduate of the Nashville Young Leaders Council, she was nominated for the Rising Star award at the 2007 Midsouth Emmys.