Ricci Shryock has covered West Africa since January 2008 when she first moved to Senegal as a freelance multimedia journalist.
She reports on politics and human rights throughout the region and also enjoys highlighting the many positive stories throughout Africa--such as the continent’s growing middle class and innovative music scenes.
Besides filing daily reports for Voice of America’s Daybreak Africa Ricci works on long-term projects that she approaches through photography, video and slideshows. One photo essay she is currently working on features amusement parks in Africa.
Ricci is based in Washington D.C. where she lives with her husband Mbaye and their daughter, Amelia.