Meet the D-League

Theo Dorsey
Commissioner
Theo Dorsey is a sports anchor/MMJ for WALB-TV. The Texas native lives by all things Houston, aside from its sports teams (Heat, Panthers). The 2015 graduate of Hampton University is a co-host on "The Give and Go with Khari and Theo" podcast which has raked in thousands of views on the AOL sports platform. He's an alumnus of the Sports Journalism Institute and a former Roy W. Howard fellow. Theo is a former NBC Sports fellow and Washington Times Sports intern. He worked with ESPNU campus connection, and was a finalist in AOL Sports' national competition to find the next great sportscaster. "All things through Christ who strengthens me"
Kwani Lunis
Recruiter
Kwani Lunis, 23, is a proud Boston College Alumna with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a passion for sports journalism. She currently works at Comcast SportsNet New England as a Production Assistant. In December 2015 she completed a six-month apprenticeship at WBZ-TV, Boston’s CBS affiliate. This full-time experience at WBZ provided a rare opportunity to learn from reporters and producers in DMA #8 while also gaining valuable experience. While at Boston College she wrote for the Boston College SB Nation page, “BC Interruption.” Professional affiliations include the National Association of Black Journalists and the Boston College Varsity Club.
Akil Williams
Writer
Akil Williams is a sophomore at Texas Southern University studying Broadcast Journalism. He was a writer for the Houston Sun Newspaper from September 2014-November 2014. He previously worked for Ralph Cooper at KCOH 1230AM on his show “Sports Wrap with Ralph Cooper” from December 2014 through April 2015. He now has his own radio show called “The Maroon and Grey Show” that is aired on 90.9 KTSU during the football and basketball season for the Tigers. He also has a weekly tv show, “The Point”, which airs weekly on the campus of Texas Southern University.
Princess Streeter
Marketing Director
Princess Streeter is a native of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Princess is a recent graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the first class of students to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Media and Journalism. While in school, Princess worked as a color commentator, live analyst and writer for the UNC women's basketball team. As The D League's marketing director, Princess facilitates the site's reach to social audiences and its thriving online presence. She is also the standing Vice President of the Carolina Association of Black Journalists, a finalist for NABJ's coveted Chapter of the Year Award.
Khari Thompson
Audio Producer
Khari Thompson is a rising senior at Hampton University. He currently interns with the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia and spent last summer with the Wilmington Star-News in Wilmington, North Carolina. Khari can be heard on the radio in Hampton Roads announcing Hampton University football and basketball games and co-hosting weekly talk show Kicking it With the Coach on 88.1 FM WHOV. He has also been published on AOL.com, in the Virginia Gazette, and the Hampton Script. Khari is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and takes pride in rooting for the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots. All of whom represent the greatest sports city in America.
Wilton Jackson
Writer
Wilton C. Jackson, II, 23, received his Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2015. The Jackson, Mississippi native is pursuing a Master's degree in mass comm. and journalism from LSU and will graduate in May 2017. Jackson has interned and freelanced in numerous places that include USA TODAY, the Sports Journalism Institute (SJI) and ESPN to name a few. He serves as the current national board student representative for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Jackson is completing a summer internship with HubCitySpokes in Hattiesburg, Mississippi doing some reporting in news, sports and digital/online.
DeMario Smith
Editor
DeMario Phipps-Smith is a journalist from Chicago’s west side. After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he spent the first few years of his career in media relations before starting Culture, a multiplatform media company, in 2015. DeMario’s passion for sports can be traced back to the days of rooting for the Chicago Bulls’ rivals because of MJ’s dominance. He’s an avid athlete — the second-to-last person selected in pick-up games and a rusty racquetball player. DeMario writes for the National Football Foundation and is a member of NABJ. He spends most of his time thinking about blacks in media ownership and accurate representation of today’s scholar-athlete.
Justin Walters
Contributor
Justin Walters is a Sports Director/Anchor for WRNN-TV/Fios1 News in the Greater New York City area. After graduating from La Salle University, he worked as an affiliate producer during the 2012 London Olympics. Justin used those skills along with short stint with Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia to land a Sports Director/Reporter position with WBBJ-TV in Jackson, TN. His leap of faith to venture down South in 2013 paid off nearly three years later when WRNN came calling. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, speaking to kids and working out. Justin is a proud member of NABJ and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Astasia Williams
Reporter
22 years old. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Geaux Tigers). A proud alumna of Dillard University. She will be a graduate student at The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a specialization in Sports Journalism. She is currently the Digital Media Reporter for the Louisiana High School Coaches Association. She has career aspirations to be a sideline and feature reporter for College Basketball and NBA.
Chrisopher Kidd
Contributor
Christopher Kidd born and raised in Seattle, graduated from Washington State University in May of 2016. He is a first generation student, receiving his Bachelors in Journalism and Media Production, with a minor in Sports Management. While at WSU, he was a radio personality for two years with KUGR radio, producer and writer for a weekly sports radio show with Corey Williams “The Kidd & Williams Show.” In his final year he opened the doors for podcasting in one of his journalism classes and produced the podcast “Chilling With The Cougs” featuring WSU Men’s basketball Coach Ernie Kent. As a graduate Christopher has joined an elite class of writers to venture on his ability to get his thoughts on the internet as he chases his dream to have his own sports radio show.
Tierra Smith
Contributor
Tierra Smith is a graduate student at Louisiana State University studying Mass Communication. She graduated from Grambling State University in May 2015. She has interned at the Denver Post, The Salt Lake Tribune, The News-Star in Monroe, Louisiana and Fox 26 in Houston. She is also the former editor-in-chief at The Gramblinite at GSU. Tierra is an award-winning journalist, including being named the 2015 Student Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Garry Pittman
Sports photgrapher
Garry Pittman Jr. is a big ole 22-year-old country boy out of Dawson, Ga. He studied at the unsinkable Albany State University, earning a B.A. in Mass Communication ’15. Pittman was the sports reporter/personality (WASU News / radio) and sports photographer (asugoldenrams.com). He now works as a sports still photographer and camera operator for the morning news show "Today In Georgia" on WALB News 10 in Albany, Ga. On weekends catch him on somebody's field or court snapping photos. "Aint no pic like a Garry G pic".