A Boston Globe sports editor was elected president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at the group’s annual convention in Philadelphia Aug. 5.

Globe assistant sports editor Greg Lee outpolled Philadelphia Inquirer entertainment/weekend editor Deirdre Childress and Maryland Public Television reporter Charles Robinson III to take the helm of the nation’s leading organization of Black journalists.

At 37 Lee is one of the youngest journalists to hold the post and is the first sports journalist to lead the organization.

Errin Haines of the Associated Press, was elected vice president/print; Keith Reed, who soon joins ESPN The Magazine as an editor, was elected treasurer; and Cindy George, a Houston Chronicle reporter, was elected parliamentarian.

Lee said his election represented a “changing of the guard” for the nation’s leading organization of African American journalists.