COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 is a proud sponsor of the return of the “Who’s Who in Black Columbus” gala and publication.

A premiere celebration of Black Excellence in Columbus and central Ohio, took place on Nov. 7, 2023, to celebrate local African American achievement in various industries such as business, politics, tech, sports, entertainment and more.

The evening kicked off at 5:30 p.m., with the celebration starting at 6:45 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at The Ohio State University. As part of the evening, the 18th Edition of Who’s Who in Black Columbus was revealed. Among those featured in the publication are Kerry Charles of NBC4, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Columbus Urban League President & CEO Stephanie Hightower and more.

Since 1989 “Who’s Who in Black” has made its sole focus the celebration and elevation of Black culture and Black achievement. “Who’s Who” has publications across the country in over 30 markets producing nearly 200 custom editions. In central Ohio, this will be the 18th edition of “Who’s Who in Black Columbus.” Learn more at