By Chanelle Bell
Tanya Dennis, a featured columnist with The Post received an award at the NNPA convention in Chicago last month.
The award was in recognition of her story featured in The Post. Tanya has been writing for The Post for the last 5 years and credits her intriguing writing style to the late Chauncey Bailey who was the editor at The Post before being mercilessly killed a block away from The Post’s offices, “Chauncey was my mentor. He taught me how to write for a paper which was a different style than I had been accustomed to. I have to give him his credit.”
Tanya is an Oakland native and has been a teacher for 35 years. She has taught in both Oakland and Berkeley school districts and has a real yearning for knowledge and a passion for teaching. She has two successful adult children, a daughter who owns her own sourcing company and a son who does marketing for a music company. The Post congratulates Tanya for her achievement.