Black and Missing Foundation Names National TV and Radio Journalist Jacque Reid as Spokesperson

Landover Hills, MD, May 09, 2011 --( Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. (BAM FI) announced today that Jacque Reid will be its spokesperson. As spokesperson, Reid will assist the organization in bringing awareness to missing persons of color – adults and children – on a national level.

"We are delighted and honored that Jacque has accepted our invitation to assist in taking Black and Missing Foundation Inc to the next level," said Derrica Wilson, President and CEO. "Her energy, passion and dedication to our mission are an asset in our fight to reunite families."

Co-founder Natalie Wilson added, "At a time when there has been an increase in the number of persons of color who have simply vanished from our communities, Jacque will be instrumental in bringing awareness to their disappearance."

Reid is a contributor for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, New York's WNBC TV and is a contributing editor for TheRoot, a website owned by the Washington Post. Reid is also a frequent guest cohost on ABC's The View and has appeared on the Joy Behar Show.

With more than 15 years in the business, Reid has reported from Sudan, South Africa and Mexico City and she has interviewed, one-on-one, with Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and entertainers Tom Cruise, Jay Z and Aretha Franklin.

Reid is a former CNN Headline News anchor and was the sole news anchor for BET Nightly News from 2001-2005. She also covered the Republican National Convention as a special correspondent and commentator for Larry King Live. And, in 2005, she created Jacque Reid Media, a one-stop media resource for television, radio and the Internet content.

"I am honored that BAM FI has asked me to join in their mission to literally save lives by making the names and faces of missing persons of color more prevalent," said Reid.

Ms. Reid received a bachelor’s in Print Journalism from Clark Atlanta University and a master’s in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University.

Black and Missing Foundation, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person's families and friends; and to provide educational training on personal safety.

BAM FI’s offers a free clearinghouse, which highlights profiles and information on missing persons of color, nationally.

To learn more about BAM FI, visit or call 877-97BAMFI (877-972-2634).

Black and Missing, Inc.
Natalie Wilson