Tiffany D. Cross

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  • Co-Founder & Managing Editor, The Beat DC
  • Bestselling Author, Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy
  • Resident Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics
  • Former DC Bureau Chief, BET News and Liaison to the Obama Administration, BET Networks


Tiffany D. Cross is an on-air political analyst and cable newsroom veteran. She is the bestselling author of Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy (Amistad/HarperCollins) and a Resident Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (Spring 2020). Her broad experience across media, politics, and policy includes more than two decades of navigating newsrooms and campaigns while engaging different constituencies on the ground. She previously served as the DC Bureau Chief of BET News and the Liaison to the Obama Administration for BET Networks where she covered Capitol Hill, produced political specials, and oversaw the daily operations of the news department. Tiffany cut her teeth in media at CNN where she worked as an Associate Producer covering Capitol Hill for the network’s weekend show unit. She also previously served as a Field Producer for America’s Most Wanted and Discovery Communications.

No stranger to the campaign trail, Tiffany not only covered campaigns but worked on them as well. She has lent her expertise to numerous local, state, and federal candidates as well as issue campaigns across the country. Serving as a senior advisor to one of the country’s largest labor organizations, one of Tiffany’s many tentacles was organizing all communities of color on both a local and national level. Using her media background, Tiffany has helped shape the narrative around issues, individuals, and ideologies.

Leaving the campaign stump, Tiffany transitioned from the control room to the green room when she co-founded The Beat DC, a national platform intersecting politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With a readership comprising influencers across the country, Tiffany led a team that made the fast moving current affairs in a busy legislative climate digestible for the political connoisseur and novice alike. She quickly became a sought after voice in the progressive discourse and is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and SiriusXM.

Known for her unique ability to engage audiences with digestible dialogue about some of today’s most complicated issues, she is a sought after effervescent voice in the progressive discourse. 

 

 

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On behalf the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. and their president Virginia Harris, I would like to say 'THANK YOU' to Tiffany for her amazing speech which was a big hit amongst all of the attendees.

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  • Texas Conference for Women
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
  • Bend Towards Justice Conference
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Partisan politics has fueled America’s democracy since the country’s inception. The infrastructure of the U.S. political system leaves many citizens feeling powerless, voiceless, and frustrated -- particularly people of color. Breaking down data in a consumable way, Tiffany offers a different narrat ...

Partisan politics has fueled America’s democracy since the country’s inception. The infrastructure of the U.S. political system leaves many citizens feeling powerless, voiceless, and frustrated -- particularly people of color. Breaking down data in a consumable way, Tiffany offers a different narrative of how Black women are well positioned to define what government looks like at the local, state, and federal level. She argues that the fastest way to lose power is not recognizing that you have it.

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<p>Virtual Programming: Tiffany Cross' Say it Louder</p>

Virtual Programming: Tiffany Cross' Say it Louder

Known for her unique ability to engage audiences with digestible dialogue about some of today’s most complicated issues, renowned journalist, Harvard Resident Fellow and media entrepreneur TIFFANY D. CROSS' first book Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy (July 2020) is already a #1 pre-sale release on Amazon and she's been in-demand for virtual events nationwide. Say It Louder examines the perspectives of Black voters, our role in shaping democracy, and the media’s role in shaping these narratives. She's been sought-out to discuss the importance of the black vote and her book in an engaging virtual conversation with Joy-Ann Reid, a virtual Town Hall on the politics of the coronavirus. Cross also helped pen a powerful op-ed with a video component for The Washington Post and was interviewed in Harvard's Political Review. In her compelling engagements, Cross dives into timely topics including: the Vice President stake, economic anxiety, Black voter engagement and turnout, the modern day women’s rights movement, cable news and campaign coverage, and the consequences of Election 2020 on our democracy.

Cross is the Co-Founder of The Beat DC, the only platform intersecting national politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With daily readers ranging from Capitol Hill staffers, C-Suite executives, and political novices, Cross has an innate ability to connect and engage with any demographic. Lauded for giving an “amazing speech which was a big hit amongst all of the attendees” (National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.) as well as being “a pleasure to work with” (Texas Conference for Women), Cross inspires audiences to push their own personal boundaries to engage in productive, thought-provoking conversations about America’s current political climate.

<p>Tiffany D. Cross is a Resident Fellow for Spring 2020 at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics</p>

Tiffany D. Cross is a Resident Fellow for Spring 2020 at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics

Known for her unique ability to engage audiences with digestible dialogue about some of today’s most complicated issues, renowned journalist and media entrepreneur TIFFANY D. CROSS is bringing the conversation to Harvard University’s Kennedy Institute of Politics as a spring 2020 Resident Fellow. Offering knowledge gained from two decades spent navigating media and policy in the nation’s capital, Cross will mentor and inspire students with discussions about representation in media, diplomacy, election infrastructure and security, leadership on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail, and bridging the partisan divide.

Cross is the Co-Founder of The Beat DC, the only platform intersecting national politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With daily readers ranging from Capitol Hill staffers, C-Suite executives, and political novices, Cross has an innate ability to connect and engage with any demographic. Lauded for giving an “amazing speech which was a big hit amongst all of the attendees” (National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.) as well as being “a pleasure to work with” (Texas Conference for Women), Cross inspires audiences to push their own personal boundaries to engage in productive, thought-provoking conversations about America’s current political climate.

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Tiffany D. Cross is an on-air political analyst and cable newsroom veteran. She is the author of Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy (Amistad/HarperCollins) and a Resident Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (Spring 2020). Her broad experience across media, politics, and policy includes more than two decades of navigating newsrooms and campaigns while engaging different constituencies on the ground. She previously served as the DC Bureau Chief of BET News and the Liaison to the Obama Administration for BET Networks where she covered Capitol Hill, produced political specials, and oversaw the daily operations of the news department. Tiffany cut her teeth in media at CNN where she worked as an Associate Producer covering Capitol Hill for the network’s weekend show unit. She also previously served as a Field Producer for America’s Most Wanted and Discovery Communications.

No stranger to the campaign trail, Tiffany not only covered campaigns but worked on them as well. She has lent her expertise to numerous local, state, and federal candidates as well as issue campaigns across the country. Serving as a senior advisor to one of the country’s largest labor organizations, one of Tiffany’s many tentacles was organizing all communities of color on both a local and national level. Using her media background, Tiffany has helped shape the narrative around issues, individuals, and ideologies.

Leaving the campaign stump, Tiffany transitioned from the control room to the green room when she co-founded The Beat DC, a national platform intersecting politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With a readership comprising influencers across the country, Tiffany led a team that made the fast moving current affairs in a busy legislative climate digestible for the political connoisseur and novice alike. She quickly became a sought after voice in the progressive discourse and is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and SiriusXM.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tiffany left at a young age and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Clark Atlanta University where she studied Mass Communications with an emphasis on radio, TV, and film. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.