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Courtney Wise Randolph

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Courtney Wise Randolph


Courtney Wise Randolph is a writer and storyteller. She supports the Education Trust-Midwest by reporting solutions journalism focused on the work of educators, school administrators, school district leaders and education-based community organizations across the state of Michigan.

In addition to her work at the Education Trust-Midwest, Wise Randolph is a culture and community reporter for Detour Detroit and an independent audio producer whose work most recently appeared on 101.9 WDET-FM, Detroit’s NPR station. When she isn’t reporting for publications, Wise Randolph turns her efforts to Keen Composition, a small business that specializes in writing and editing true stories about ordinary people and businesses that make an extraordinary impact.

Prior to her career in writing and audio production, Wise Randolph supported various Detroit nonprofits for nearly fifteen years building programs and volunteer divisions, leading community engagement efforts, and managing communications. She started as a corps member at City Year Detroit and has since served at the Heidelberg Project, the Inner City Sub-Center, Forgotten Harvest and 826michigan.

Wise Randolph was an inaugural WDET Storymakers Fellow and is an alumna of the New Voices Fellowship with the Association of Independents in Radio. She is a member of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, sits on the Advisory Board of City Year Detroit and is vice president of the James and Grace Lee Boggs School board of directors. She is a proud Howard University Bison and completed her undergraduate studies at Wayne State University.