Natasha S. Alford
DEPUTY EDITOR, THEGRIO
Natasha S. Alford is a journalist, producer, and current Deputy Editor of theGrio, where she covers everything from pop culture to politics.
Her work has been seen in The New York Times, Oprah Mag.com and Salon, and she's been a guest contributor on MSNBC, Sirius XM and Cheddar TV.
A graduate of Harvard University and Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Natasha worked in the fields of finance, K-12 education, and education policy before starting her media career.
In 2018, she was named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a 2019 recipient of the Maynard 200 National Journalism Fellowship, with a focus investigative reporting.
She is also a mentor for The OpEd Project, where she coaches aspiring writers.
A native of Syracuse, NY, Natasha resides in New York City.