Janis A. Pryor has been professionally employed in politics and media for roughly thirty years. During that time she worked for and with numerous elected officials, thought leaders and some of the iconic leaders of the last quarter of the 20th century, including
the late Senator Edward Kennedy, the late Senator Edward Brooke,
Reverend Jesse Jackson and Boston's Ten Point Coalition,
in a variety of capacities.
Her tenure in the media includes producing at all three network affiliate stations in greater Boston. Her work has been shown on PBS and the BBC.
Ms. Pryor has garnered an Emmy nomination for broadcast journalism, the Iris Award for talk show programming and the International Television and Film Award for cultural programming. For seven years, she was host and producer of a syndicated radio talk show,
Commonwealth Journal, originating from WMUB Radio,
Commonwealth Journal is broadcast across Massachusettes.
She taught Women in Politics and Contemporary Presidential Politics at Wheelock College and Race, Power & Gender, at the Institute of Politics,
Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University.
Pryor is one of the founding members of Trinity Church Boston's AntiRacism Team. For ten years she was a member of the Leadership Committee.
A graduate of Bennington College, she has returned to her first loves,
writing and painting.
Black Pawn Press of California
is her publisher.
Janis A. Pryor is a native New Yorker, a southerner by upbringing and a New Englander by choice.