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NYT Announces Producers for Upcoming Program ‘The Weekly’

NYT Announces Producers for Upcoming Program ‘The Weekly’

The New York Times has announced their crew of producers that will work with staff reporters for their first-ever weekly television series, The WeeklyHanaan Sarhan, who is of Egyptian descent, will join the team as a Supervising Producer, where she’ll be focused on logistics and planning. She departs from Al Jazeera, where she was a Senior Producer for the current affairs series Fault Lines. She brings more than a decade of news reporting and production experience, including as a Reporter for The Cairo Times. The 2004 University of Pittsburgh graduate has a Master’s from the London School of Economics. Rolake Bamgbose joins from VICE News, where she was a Features Producer for the news documentary program Vice News Tonight, covering stories related to civil rights and social justice. The Nigerian American’s most notable film, Rikers, which detailed people who have been detained in New York City's notorious Rikers Island Jail, earned her the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Media Advocacy Award. The 2004 Emory University graduate holds a Master’s from Howard University, and her work has been featured on PBS, ABC News, and Discovery, among others. Sweta Vohra also joins from Al Jazeera, where since 2010 she has served as a Producer of Fault Lines, covering race, policing, surveillance, and technology. The trilingual producer, who is fluent in English, Gujarati, and Hindi, has earned Emmy nominations for her films on Ferguson and for an investigative co-production with the Center for Public Integrity on the Anacortes oil refinery disaster. The 2005 University of Texas at Austin graduate holds a Master’s from the University of California at Berkeley. Also joining The Weekly as a Senior Producer is Singeli Agnew, and joining as Producers are Suzanne HillingerSam Stark, and Alysa Shorland. The show will be available via cable on FX, Hulu, and other broadcast partners around the world next year. More here.

Kentucky Has Country’s Highest Rate of Black Disenfranchisement 

Kentucky Has Country’s Highest Rate of Black Disenfranchisement 

American Cancer Society Exec Out Following Criticism of Corporate Partnerships

American Cancer Society Exec Out Following Criticism of Corporate Partnerships