Walter Fields has devoted his life to the pursuit of justice for underserved communities and the civil protection of the disadvantaged. His commitment to the uplift of humanity began at age 13 when he became the youngest political appointee in the history of his hometown, serving on the Hackensack (NJ) Youth Guidance Council. Throughout his undergraduate years at Morgan State University and graduate education at New York University, he continued his role as a social justice advocate, working to advance diversity and inclusion in institutional settings. Professionally, Walter Fields has been involved in campaigns to preserve the civil justice system, assist families of the incarcerated to preserve familial ties, promote violence reduction between African-American youth, build alliances across diverse communities, close the racial achievement gap in public education, and protect voting rights among a myriad of projects. In addition, he has engaged in a number of international projects aimed at fostering democratization and human rights.
His background includes work as an award-winning journalist and experience in every medium of journalism – daily press, magazines, radio, television and Internet news. Walter Fields has also been a strong advocate for diversity in media and accountability in reporting. He currently serves as the Executive Editor of NorthStarNews.com.
Walter Fields holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan State University, a Master’s degree in public administration and a professional certificate in not-for-profit management from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and did post-graduate work as a National Science Foundation Fellow at the City University of New York Graduate Center.