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Real Times Media Names Dyanna Knight Lewis Regional Vice President

Real Times Media (RTM) is proud to announce Dyanna Knight Lewis as Regional Vice President. In her new role, Dyanna will serve as a liaison with selected national RTM clients and be a central resource for all things digital, marketing, and special events. Dyanna will continue to oversee chicagodefender.com as the publisher.

Dyanna Knight Lewis is a thirteen-year media professional and veteran employee at Chicago Defender, beginning her career as a senior account executive and climbing the corporate ladder. In Dyanna’s recent position as Vice President of Chicago Defender over the past two years, she has overseen the Chicago market inclusive of, but not limited to integrated marketing partnerships, editorial publishing, special events, and ultimately leading the transition from print publication to all-digital platforms.  As a top producer for Real Times Media, her efforts played an integral part in the Chicago Defender being awarded the prestigious Russwurm Award during the 2009 NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers’ Association) Merit Awards Gala.

Dyanna Knight Lewis holds a degree in Business Administration and a certificate in Early Childhood Education. Dyanna is a member of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, Illinois, actively serving in the Beloved Grief Ministry. Dyanna also serves on the board of Carolyn’s Kids Foundation, providing financial assistance to grade school students and their families, and is featured in the 3rd edition of Who’s Who In Black Chicago.

A native Chicagoan, Dyanna Knight Lewis  is the proud mother of two young adults, daughter, Dior, and son, Dorion.


Real Times Media (RTM) was established in 2006. We are preservers and purveyors of culture, both past and present. We are a parent company to five of the country’s most respected African American-owned news organizations, the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, the Chicago Defender, the Michigan Chronicle, and the New Pittsburgh Courier.

For more information regarding Real Times Media, visit https://realtimesmedia.com/

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