Rhema Bland joined UNC in October 2020 as the first permanent director of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Prior to that, she spent four years working higher ed as a student media advisor for Florida Gulf Coast University and later as director of the student media program at East Carolina University. She is a veteran journalist, reporting and producing for CBS, the Florida Times-Union, WJCT and the New York Daily News.
- M.S., Columbia University, B.A., University of Connecticut