Tanzina Vega: “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”

Pruitt Fund Public Lecture

Tanzina Vega, CNN national reporter for race and inequality in America, will present a public lecture “The Media and Race: Why It Matters”. The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible and closed caption.

Part of the Weissman Center for Leadership series Advocacy and the Public Domain.

Cosponsored by Latino/a Studies.

Tanzina Vega

Naional Reporter, CNN Money

Tanzina Vega is CNN Money's national reporter for race and inequality in America. Prior to working at CNN, Vega was a staff reporter for The New York Times where she created and covered a beat on race and ethnicity for the national desk, reported on digital media and advertising for the business desk and covered the New York City courts for the metro section.

NPR's Code Switch included Vega in their "Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch In 2014" list and The Huffington Post listed her as one on of the 40 top Latinos in American media. Vega is also a skilled multimedia producer and has won various awards for her multimedia work, including being part of the Emmy-winning team that produced One in 8 Million in addition to awards from the National Press Photographers Association.

Vega has a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at StonyBrook and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism where she graduated with honors.