Creating A Diverse Media Landscape
Veteran journalist Tiffany Cross brings vast experience across media, policy, and politics to the vital conversation about creating a more diverse media landscape and what that means for our democracy. Cross co-founded The Beat DC, a platform that provides critical analysis of national politics, policy, business, and media, highlighting their impact on and relationship with communities of color. In this compelling talk, she shares her career journey and offers her perspective on the role of the media in politics and society today.
‘Say It Louder’ – Voting Rights and Saving Our Democracy
Veteran journalist and bestselling author Tiffany Cross is passionate about getting people involved in democracy. From her time on the campaign trail covering and working elections at every level, Cross shares unmatchable insights about the power of voters to make an impact, and the role of Black voters in history and in shaping the future of our country. With her gift for making complicated topics understandable, Cross energizes the audience with this inspiring talk.
If It’s a Battle They Want…
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.
Veteran political analyst Tiffany D. Cross is a sought-after voice in the discourse about voting rights and how to save our democracy
Renowned journalist and media entrepreneur TIFFANY D. CROSS is known for her ability to engage audiences in insightful and thought-provoking dialogue on some of today’s biggest issues. Leveraging a career of more than two decades navigating media and policy in the nation’s capital, Cross joined Harvard University’s Kennedy Institute of Politics as a 2020 Resident Fellow and inspired discussions about representation in media, diplomacy, election infrastructure and security, leadership on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail, and bridging the partisan divide.
The bestselling author of Say It Louder, Tiffany co-founded The Beat DC, a platform that provides critical analysis of national politics, policy, business, and media, highlighting their impact on and relationship with communities of color. Cross has covered Capitol Hill and the campaign trail and energizes audiences with her significant perspective on America’s current political climate.
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Tiffany Cross delivers meaning and motivation, receiving rave reviews every time
Esteemed political analyst and bestselling author TIFFANY D. CROSS delivers meaning and motivation for highly engaging events. Known for her sought-after perspective and empowering voice, audiences respond instantly to Tiffany’s high-level insights as well as her engaging style – leading to consistent rave reviews for her events. The bestselling author of Say It Louder, Cross has a gift for making complicated topics understandable and leaving audiences feeling inspired to make a difference.
After Tiffany spoke at the Texas Conference for Women, the host raved: ”Tiffany was fantastic! She is a pleasure to work with and was very flexible onsite.” The Society for Social Work Research shared this glowing feedback: ”Tiffany Cross was outstanding and prolific.” Beyond her stellar keynotes across a range of topics, Tiffany is also a gifted moderator who offers nuanced conversations on the most important issues of the day. As the Robert Toigo Foundation Annual Gala host gushed, ”Tiffany was superb. A joy to work with, engaging and fully invested in making the event a standout.”
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Tiffany Cross' first book 'Say it Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy' is a bestseller
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 was a bestseller and she's been in-demand for 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. Cross also penned a powerful op-ed for The Washington Post and was interviewed in the Harvard Political Review. In her compelling engagements, Cross dives into timely topics including economic anxiety, Black voter engagement and turnout, the modern day women’s rights movement, and more.
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.
Tiffany D. Cross is the former host of The Cross Connection on MSNBC and a 2020 Resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. She is a longtime cable news veteran having previously served as the D.C. Bureau Chief for BET Networks, an Associate Producer for CNN, and a freelance Field Producer. Tiffany also spent time on the campaign trail having both covered and worked on numerous local, state, and federal campaigns.
She moved from the control room to the greenroom when she co-founded The Beat DC, a national platform that intersected politics, policy, business, media, and people of color that was widely read by elected officials, CEOs and C-Suite executives, opinion leaders, and media influencers.
She attended Clark Atlanta University and lives in Washington, D.C.