Cordilia James

Senior, Journalism • American University • Washington, DC
Last edited July 18, 2019

A Georgia native and up-and-coming Washingtonian, Cordilia James is a senior at American University studying journalism and creative writing. She is currently a digital content producer at NBC Washington, where she formerly worked as an intern in Summer 2018. There, Cordilia creates digital videos, writes and edits copy, mentors interns, manages social media and more. Cordilia has written for The Eagle, American University’s award-winning student newspaper, for three years and currently serves as the Lifestyle section’s managing editor. In the past, she interned as a general assignment reporter for The Telegraph in Macon, GA, covering crime, courts and education among other beats. She also interned at WAMU’s DCist, making features, profiles, and other stories come alive in the arts and entertainment section. Cordilia has often appeared on panels with the Newseum’s Power Shift Project, discussing ways to create safer work environments in the journalism industry in light of the #MeToo movement. When she’s not in a newsroom, you can find Cordilia eating her way through different cities, practicing her Español, and jotting down ideas for her bestselling novel someday.