Lawayne O. Childrey, Edward R. Murrow Award winning journalist, Most Outstanding Graduate for the Alabama CC System

Executive Board Member, Nashville Ryan White Planning Council, Executive Board Member with Excell Group For At Risk Youth, Board Member, My House HIV Drop In Center, Nashville
Nashville Ryan White Planning Council.
Hermitage, Tennessee

Lawayne Orlando Childrey is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a national Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist. His autobiography, Peeling Back The Layers: A Story Of Trauma, Grace and Triumph was selected as one of the five top autobiographies of 2015 by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

He has also won numerous Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards. In 2014 the Alabama Community College System named Childrey as one of its most outstanding alumnus in the institution’s 50-year history. The ACCS awarded a $5,000 scholarship in Childrey’s name to a deserving Alabama high school senior. During the same year, Childrey was named alumnus of the year for Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Nashville Ryan White Planning Council as well as The Excel Group for at risk youth in Pembroke, Illinois. Childrey is also affiliated with the Atlanta Area Outreach Initiative. He serves as a journalist, national voice over artist, HIV/AIDS activist and motivational and keynote speaker.

Childrey currently resides in Nashville, Tn with his partner, Ray and their dog, Prince.


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