Farai Chideya

Journalist, Political Analyst & Storyteller
Farai Chideya

About Farai

Farai Chideya has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She’s currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, studying newsroom diversity and media coverage of the 2016 election. Previously, Chideya covered politics and voter demographics for FiveThirtyEight.com, and was a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is the author of six books, including The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption, published in 2016. With deep knowledge in a variety of disciplines, including the future of work, politics, culture, race, and technology, Chideya frequently appears on public radio and cable television, and has worked for CNN, ABC, NPR (where she hosted News & Notes), and many other media outlets. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Chideya graduated from Harvard University in 1990. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.