Natasha Alford Upped At TheGrio Digital Network Platform
Entertainment Studios has named Natasha Alford the vice president of digital content for TheGrio digital network platform. In her new position, Alford will continue to be based at the Entertainment Studios offices in New York.
Alford’s writing and on-air commentary has appeared on TheGrio for four years during her tenure as deputy editor, as well as numerous other outlets from The New York Times to MSNBC to The Breakfast Club.
A former educator, Alford has also served as an adjunct assistant professor in visual journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
She got her start in journalism as a general assignment reporter at WROC Rochester, N.Y.
Named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2018, Alford is a 2019 Pulitzer Center grantee for her series on race, policing, and identity called “A Revolution for Puerto Rico’s Afro-Latinos.”
Other honors include being a 2019 Maynard 200 Fellow, and a 2017 Harvard Women’s Leadership Award recipient.
Alford’s TEDx talk “The Courage to Report,” detailed her experience as a TV news reporter in the era of digital media and Black Lives Matter.
Alford holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.