Clayton Gutzmore is a freelance journalist from South Florida. He has been published and produced stories on business, and entertainment in several outlets in the cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Gutzmore has bylines in The Miami Times, The Miami Herald, The Westside Gazette and Fort Lauderdale Daily. During his collegiate career, he had produced a story with the investigative team at WTVJ NBC6 and a feature at 91.3 WLRN, the NPR affiliate of South Florida.
Gutzmore is a 2016 graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s in Communication Arts. In 2012 Clayton was the editor in chief of the Broward College newspaper, The Observer. During his tenure, he guided students staff to find their voice in their writing and lead the newspaper to earn 2 awards at the Florida College Press Association in 2013. In 2014 Gutzmore founded the FIU Association of Black Journalists, He brought professionals in both Journalism and Public Relations to connect with students aspiring to get in the field. Gutzmore had served as the Student Representative for the South Florida Black Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists in 2015.
Currently, Gutzmore is the treasurer of the South Florida Black Journalists Association. In 2017 he was the project lead on the Black Male Media Project. NABJ’s initiative in changing the image of Black Men in the Media. Gutzmore is also a member of the Online News Association and the Sigma Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.