Tanzina Vega

Tanzina Vega


Tanzina Vega is the host of The Takeaway from WNYC and PRX. She reports and speaks on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States. She is also an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, author of the forthcoming book Uppity, and a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Tanzina has contributed to CNN, CNNMoney, WNYC Radio, Reuters television, Billboard Magazine, and The New York Times, where she won an Emmy for outstanding new approaches in documentary media and various awards from the National Press Photographers Association. NPR’s Code Switch called her one of their “Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch,” and The Huffington Post listed Tanzina as one of the 40 top Latinos in American media.

Listen to The Takeaway on WNYC.

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The live events of the 2020 World Voices Festival have been canceled due to concerns about the safety of participants and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early May, we launched the 2020 digital World Voices Festival at pen.org/worldvoicesdigital. This ongoing digital version of the Festival includes a suite of podcasts, videos, interviews, and musical playlists, with live events and other features to be rolled out over the coming weeks. We hope this digital content brings you joy during a time of uncertainty.

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