Our Team

Sara Lomax-Reese
Sara is the President and CEO of WURD Radio, Pennsylvania’s only African American owned talk radio station, and publisher of ecoWURD. Prior to her work with WURD, Sara co-founded and ran HealthQuest: Total Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit, a trailblazing nationally circulated African-American consumer health magazine. She has written for numerous publications, edited two books and in 2016 contributed to a book of essays titled “Our Black Sons Matter.”

Charles Ellison
Charles is the Managing Editor of ecoWURD. He is the Host/Executive Producer of “Reality Check,” a daily public affairs program on WURD Radio. Charles is a veteran political and communications strategist with over two decades of expertise. He is nationally recognized as the Washington Correspondent for The Philadelphia Tribune, Contributor to The Philadelphia Citizen, and weekly co-host/political analyst on Keeping It Real w/ Rev. Al Sharpton.

Sofiya Ballin
Sofiya is an award-winning journalist, writer, curator, and storyteller forging new roads in digital journalism. The Philly based and New York born writer has a magnetic personality and natural charisma that’s evident in her work and online presence, bringing new energy to the field. She’s written about trends such as cuffing season and the emergence of Black Twitter, covered major news events such as local Ferguson and Baltimore protests, photographed and produced digital fashion features, and contributed opinion pieces that speak to the millennial soul.

D.L. Chandler
D.L. is a veteran writer, reporter, and culture critic and has covered a bevy of topics over the course of his two-decade career. Beginning in the ’90’s as a print journalist and music reporter, D.L. joined the fledgling world of online reporting just ahead of the turn of the century and has remained firmly in that space while examining politics, music, fashion, health, and history.

Martin Pratt
Martin is Digital Strategist for ecoWURD, cofounder of Social Capital Growth Advisors / founder of the ILUVBLACKWOMEN brand which grew into an online social media movement with over 100,000 followers on Twitter.