As a child, Neisha Roberts’ father would hand her his camera on vacations and outings, encouraging her to capture the world around her through its lens. That sparked her love of photography, which grew into a love of photojournalism.
Before coming to The Alabama Baptist (TAB) in 2011, Roberts spent two years in Thailand serving with the International Mission Board as an overseas correspondent. Since coming to TAB, Roberts, who was named assistant editor at the start of the year, said she’s learned a lot — both professionally and personally.
“The people that I’ve met through the paper and through work throughout the state have been part of the growing process. Each relationship has taught me something different,” Roberts said.
Jennifer Davis Rash, TAB’s editor-elect, said the learning has gone both ways.
“In the midst of a constantly changing work environment, Neisha has learned all aspects of a communications ministry. … [And she] has won awards in photography and writing and has taught our staff, including me, how to be better photographers,” Rash said.
“It is her deep love for photography and children that made this new opportunity that came her way so perfect.”
Roberts — a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee — is the new (un)adopted coordinator for Lifeline Children’s Services as of May 8.
“We are so excited to see how God is gonig to use her,” Rash said. (TAB)