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.
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.
Tiffany D. Cross is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of The Beat DC, a platform intersecting national politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With a readership comprising influencers across the country, Tiffany makes the fast moving current affairs in today’s climate digestible for the political connoisseur or novice. She is a sought after effervescent voice in the progressive discourse.
Under Tiffany’s leadership, The Beat DC has quickly expanded its circulation, building a base of daily readers that includes Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers, current and previous administration officials, government relations professionals as well as influencers across the country from activists, state and local elected officials to CEOs and C-Suite executives. Founded in 2016, the platform represents the nexus of Tiffany’s unique ability to connect directly with audiences offering a thoughtful critique of policy and politics and unique insight on a myriad of issues through the lens of diversity and inclusion. Tiffany can be seen frequently on MSNBC offering critical analysis as well as occasionally appearing on CNN.
Tiffany’s broad experience across media and policy includes nearly two decades of navigating the nation's capital. She previously served as the DC Bureau Chief of BET News and the Liaison to the Obama Administration, for BET Networks. Prior to that she served as Director of Communications at brilliant corners Research and Strategies, where she worked closely with the company’s president, Cornell Belcher. She cut her teeth in media at CNN where she worked as an Associate Producer covering Capitol Hill. She also spent five years as a Senior Adviser to the National Education Association. Tiffany has lent her expertise to numerous local, state, and federal candidates as well as issue campaigns.
Tiffany is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she left at a young age and moved to Atlanta Georgia where she attended Clark Atlanta University where she studied Mass Communications with an emphasis on radio, TV, and film.