Cynthia Tucker is editorial page editor of "The Atlanta Constitution" and a syndicated columnist whose commentary appears in nearly 50 newspapers across the country. She is also a frequent commentator on the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and "CNN and Company." In her capacity as editorial page editor, Cynthia is responsible for guiding the development of the "Constitution's" opinion policies on everything from foreign policy issues to local school board races. Before being named editorial page editor of the "Constitution," Cynthia was associate editorial page editor. Prior to that she was an editorial writer and columnist for the "Constitution's" sister paper, the afternoon "Atlanta Journal." Cynthia has also been a reporter for "The Atlanta Journal" and "The Philadelphia Inquirer." She has covered local governments, national politics, crime and education. She has also reported from Africa and Central America. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Minority Media Executives and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Media Women's Foundation and the Advisory board of the Poynter Institute. Cynthia was graduated from Auburn University in June 1976. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University during the 1988-89 academic year.