Walter Fields has been a journalist, writing and commenting on race and public policy with MSNBC, MSNBC.com, NPR, The Record (Bergen County NJ), The New Jersey Reporter, and City Limits. He currently serves as the Executive Editor of NorthStarNews.com
Walter Fields has been an advocate for social justice, youth, and public education for close to 30 years and has been leading the fight for education equity in his community. Read the New York Times article "A Suburb Believed in Liberal Ideas. Then Came a New Busing Plan" that details the fight in South Orange-Maplewood, New Jersey over equal educational opportunity. The Washington Post covered the successful legal settlement on education equity and school desegregation Fields led in his community's school district. His 2021 Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun speaks to his belief in the importance of parents and families in the education of Black children.
Walter L. Fields is a 30-year veteran in the fields of journalism, electoral politics, and public policy analyses.
He has worked as a political consultant, serving political parties and candidates in the United States and abroad, public policy organizations and not-for-profit advocacy groups.