Arwa Gunja started with The Takeaway in 2009. In the years since, she has worked nearly every job from producer to editor now to Executive Producer. During her many years with the show, she helped to produce an award-winning series chronicling the stories of African American women living with breast cancer; she worked on a three-part series on voters in Lake County, Ohio during the 2012 presidential campaign season; and she produced and edited a digital media project commemorating the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. Arwa also oversaw editorial content during breaking news events including Hurricane Sandy, the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and the fall of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
In between her time as Senior Producer of The Takeaway and Executive Producer of The Takeaway, Arwa was the Executive Producer of Freakonomics Radio, hosted by Stephen Dubner. There, she oversaw the award-winning weekly podcast and the expansion of Freakonomics Radio on to terrestrial radio.
Arwa got her start as a producer at NPR, where she worked on several programs, including Morning Edition and Tell Me More. She also worked with the network's Election Unit to cover the 2008 presidential election, including election night coverage and President Barack Obama's inauguration.
In the spring of 2012, Arwa was selected as a fellow with the International Center for Journalists, based in Washington, D.C. Through the fellowship, she traveled to France to report on the impacts of the country's "burqa ban" legislation one year later.
Arwa Gunja appears in the following:
Friday, April 21, 2017
In an old church in Havana, Cuba, acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein performed two Mozart concertos with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
After a congresswoman and journalist were chastised, black women on social media are discussing sexism and racism on the job with the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed lawmakers in Parliament on Thursday after a deadly domestic terror attack that left three people dead and around 40 others.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Though it may be terrifying to think that an asteroid could collide with Earth at any moment, some of our planet's citizens have a plan for dealing with hazardous asteroids.
Monday, February 27, 2017
After a tight and hotly contested race, Tom Perez was voted in as new chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday. Get to know him here.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Executive power has expanded and contracted over time. But what does the Constitution actually say about the power of the presidency? Find out in this special Presidents’ Day podcast.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A new short film explores the struggle — and stigma — of loving someone who is incarcerated.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
What does it mean to be free? That's a question explored in the new book, 'Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.'
Monday, February 13, 2017
'We live in a completely dynamic, chaotic and unpredictable world,' says British filmmaker Adam Curtis. And our current system isn't getting it.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
In Robert Coover's new novel, Huck Out West, Coover reinvents the story of Huck Finn as he escapes 'sivilization' and heads out into the Wild West.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Television producer Peter Engel shares memories from his hit 90s television show "Saved By the Bell."
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
In a new book, "The Women Who Made New York," author Julie Scelfo features 126 women who helped define the social fabric of New York City.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Kristin Davis, the actress known best for her role on the hit HBO show "Sex and The City," adopted a child in 2011. Her daughter, Gemma, is black.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
The Senate Armed Services Committee holds their first hearing on alleged Russian hacking today, despite persistent skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Writer, feminist, and humorist Lindy West says she's leaving Twitter because she says that the social media service hasn’t done enough to reign in trolls and hate speech.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
The U.N. face many challenges in the year ahead, including ending the war in Syria and continuing address and reign in climate change.
Monday, January 02, 2017
Ezra Edelman is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary "O.J.: Made in America," an epic eight-hour film that charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
“We're not humans? It's only because we're Syrians it's OK that we die? ... We’re also human. We also have families. We also have feelings," says one 24-year-old Syrian refugee.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Tim Ferriss, best-selling author of "The 4-Hour Work Week," has a new book out. In it, he reveals how billionaire investors and worldclass athletes have come on top.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Opera singer Ryan Speedo Green and his biographer Daniel Bergner to talk about race in Donald Trump's America.