A’Lelia Bundles

Vice Chair

  • Harvard A.B., 1974
  • Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, M.S., 1976

A’Lelia Bundles is chair and president of the board of the National Archives Foundation. She is at work on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, which she began researching while a student at Columbia’s Journalism School, was named a New York Times Notable Book.

Ms. Bundles was a network television news executive and producer for three decades. During that time she was director of talent development for ABC News in Washington, D.C., and New York, deputy bureau chief of ABC News in Washington, D.C., and a producer with ABC News and NBC News. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

She serves on the advisory boards of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the March on Washington Film Festival.

At Columbia, she is chair of the Trustees’ Public Affairs Committee, co-chair of the CAA’s Strategic Planning Committee, and a past du Pont Broadcast Awards juror. She chaired a committee charged with revamping the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s Alumni Association.