Chideya has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, as well as a Senior Writer covering politics and data at ESPN's FiveThirtyEight. Chideya is the author of six books, the first of which was Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African-Americans, and the most recent of which is 2016's The Episodic Career: How to Thrive a
Chideya is the author of six books, the first of which was Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African-Americans, and the most recent of which is 2016's The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption. She has given thousands of speeches and hosted hundreds of events around the globe.
With deep knowledge in a variety of disciplines, including the future of work, politics, culture, race, and technology, Chideya frequently appears on public radio and cable television, and has commented on or worked as a host for CNN, MSNBC, Fox, CBS, ABC, BET, NPR, and other media. Co-moderating a Democratic Presidential Debate during the 2004 election cycle, Chideya is also the former longtime host of National Public Radio's News & Notes.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Chideya graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University, where she was elected Chief Marshal, the highest honor accorded to a member of the graduating class at their 25th reunion. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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