Eboni (Gatlin) Griffin served on the 2004 Board as the Director of the Bridging the Gap committee after spending the previous year as a committee member.
What is your current occupation?
I am a Senior Broadcast Producer for ABC News’ Good Morning America in New York City. In the middle of a deadly pandemic, I was blessed with a monumental career opportunity. Despite so much uncertainty, I left my job of 11 years at CNN in Atlanta, GA and relocated to NYC to work for the #1 watched morning news show Good Morning America. I feel extremely fortunate to still be working in the career path I chose. I’m honored each and every day to have the opportunity to inform millions of people across the country.
How did Union Board and the IMU prepare you since leaving IU?
I graduated from IU in 2006. Union Board was one of many experiences that gave me tangible skills in event planning, budgeting, pitching, and leading a team. It reinforced the importance of collaboration and how much can be accomplished with a strong team and allies. At the time, Bridging the Gap was a newly created committee, focused on the importance of inclusion and programming for all students, not just the majority. Fifteen years later, the values we set forth for the committee are still extremely important in my life and career.
What advice would you give to current and future Union Board members?
Take advantage of every opportunity the Board affords you. Use this position to help you stretch as a leader and sharpen the skills you may be lacking. Most of all, enjoy the ride! You have your whole life to worry and stress. Use this time to explore your passions, build a strong network, and have fun!