Maya Jackson Randall

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Maya Jackson Randall
Born 1979
Died February 26, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia
Cause of death Leukemia
Alma mater Howard University
Occupation Journalist
Employer The Wall Street Journal

Maya Jackson Randall (1979–2013) was an American news reporter for The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). She had also written or edited for Money Magazine, McGraw-Hill and Dow Jones Newswires. Jackson Randall died of leukemia at the age of 33.



Jackson Randall attended Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, Georgia and she graduated from Howard University in 2000.[1] While in a graduate program at the University of Maryland, she interned at WSJ. Jackson wrote for Money Magazine in New York after graduate school. She then moved to McGraw-Hill in Washington, DC as an associate editor. She worked for Dow Jones Newswires before returning to WSJ as a consumer-finance reporter.[2]

Much of Jackson Randall's work involved coverage of the United States financial crisis. After she wrote several pieces on the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the US Treasury was made to reveal how the program's funds were being spent.[1]

Illness and death[edit]

Jackson Randall was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009. She underwent treatment and went into remission, but she experienced a relapse in 2012. Jackson Randall continued to work and write during her initial illness and her relapse. She died on February 26, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, where she had been receiving medical care.[2] She was survived by her husband Jeremy and by her son Jeremiah, who was born in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Burnette, Daarel (March 1, 2013). "Maya Jackson Randall, 33: Atlanta native an award-winning journalist". The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Fields, Gary (February 26, 2013). "Journal's consumer-finance reporter remembered". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 2, 2013.