Victoria M. Walker is an award-winning multimedia journalist, world traveler, and the Points, Miles, and Deals Reporter at The Points Guy. At TPG, Victoria reports on cheap flight deals and maximizing credit card points and airline miles while traveling.
Victoria is an avid traveler who writes about traveling the world as a woman of color. In 2017, she founded Vikkie Ventures, where she wrote about inclusivity in the travel community. In five years, Victoria has traveled to over 20 countries on four continents. Her reporting has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Travel Noire, and her expertise has been quoted by CNBC and Public Radio International.
Between 2017 and 2019, Victoria first served as an adjunct and then full-time lecturer in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at her alma mater, Howard University. Victoria taught MJFC 201-02 Multimedia Storytelling, a course on the intersection of reporting and multimedia platforms, MJFC Intro to Media Production and SCOM Digital Media Literacy.
Previously, she was a video editor at The Washington Post, where she spent nearly three years working with the universal desk covering breaking news and trending/viral news. At the Post, she anchored major news events for the video team such as the 2016 presidential election. She also produced daily social-friendly videos on national, travel, foreign, and style news.
Victoria lives in New York City with her one-year-old pug, Migo. You can connect with Victoria via email, LinkedIn, or @Vikkie.
Awards/Grants:• Finalist: National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards, 2019 (The Washington Post)• Won: Society for Features Journalism, Diversity in Digital Features, 2019 (The Washington Post)• Won: Poynter International Fact-Checking Network Flash Grant (USA), 2018 (Howard University)• Won: Gracie Award for Outstanding Series, “Campus Sexual Assault Series,” 2015 (NPR, Contributing)• Won: Paul Roberson Award for Creative Excellence & Outstanding Achievement, 2015 (Howard University)• Won: The White House Correspondents Association Scholarship, 2014 (Howard University)