Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega is the host of The Takeaway. She reports and speaks on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States. She is also an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, author of the forthcoming book "Uppity," and a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.

Tanzina has contributed to CNN, CNNMoney, WNYC Radio, Reuters television, Billboard magazine and The New York Times, where she won an Emmy award for outstanding new approaches in documentary media and various awards from the National Press Photographers Association.

NPR’s Code Switch called called her one of their “Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch” and The Huffington Post listed Tanzina as one of the 40 top Latinos in American media.

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Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

What's Next for the Minneapolis Police Department?

Thursday, April 22, 2021

After the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s case was delivered, the Department of Justice announced that they would investigate the Minneapolis Police Department. 

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For the First Time in Over 60 Years, Cuba Will Not Be Run By a Castro

Thursday, April 22, 2021

For the first time in over 60 years, Cuba will not be run by a Castro.

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How the New Sitcom "Rutherford Falls" Goes Far Beyond Token Native Representation

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Takeaway speaks with "Rutherford Falls" co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas and star Jana Schmieding about making a sitcom with multiple Native writers and actors. 

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How Notions of Masculinity Have Evolved in Hip Hop Over Time

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Though often understood by the media, the late rapper DMX often displayed his vulnerability in his music. Now, a new generation of rappers have more range to explore their masculinity. 

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How the Biden Administration Stumbled on Refugee Admission Policy

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Following a wave of backlash from Democratic lawmakers, the Biden administration is now planning to raise the cap on refugee admissions put in place under former President Trump.

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How the Sikh Community is Processing a Shooting in Indianapolis

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Among the eight victims killed in the shooting at the Fedex warehouse, four were members of the Sikh community. 

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Americans Are Starting To Have Casual Sex Again—That Could Bring an Explosion in STIs

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

There were 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis across the country in 2019.

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What Gun Violence Means for Mental Health

Monday, April 19, 2021

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 153 mass shootings in 2021 and more than 12,000 deaths.

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Chicago Police Killing of Adam Toledo Brings Police Violence Against Latinos in Focus

Monday, April 19, 2021

What happened to the 13-year-old at the hands of police draws national reaction after police release footage showing Toledo had his hands up before he was gunned down.

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What Withdrawing from Afghanistan Means for Veterans and Active Troops

Friday, April 16, 2021

This week, President Biden announced that U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September 2021.

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Japanese Prime Minister's U.S. Visit Could Signal to Future of U.S.-Asia Relations

Friday, April 16, 2021

The U.S. and Japan are meeting to discuss China.

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Biden Administration Emphasizes Commitment to Israel at a Chaotic Moment in Israeli Politics

Friday, April 16, 2021

A visit to Israel from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again fighting for his political future. 

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Chauvin's Defense Presents, and Rests, Its Case

Thursday, April 15, 2021

This week, the defense presented and rested its case. 

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Documentary Filmmakers Push for PBS to Improve Commitment to Diversity Behind the Camera

Thursday, April 15, 2021

This year, a growing number of filmmakers of color have critiqued PBS’s close ties with director Ken Burns. 

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The Reality of Driving While Black

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Today, Black drivers are 20 percent more likely to be pulled over than white drivers.

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How the Federal Government Can Effectively Distribute Stimulus Funding to Tribal Nations

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Advocates are hoping the $32 billion in stimulus funding to Native communities can help with current disparities, but also address longstanding issues of underfunding for Indian Country.

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Pam Chatman, founder of Boss Lady Workforce Transportation, on How She's Getting Vaccines to the People of Mississippi

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

With so many people in red states hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine, one woman is working in the state of Mississippi to help get shots in arms.   

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How the Media is Reporting on the Pause of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

What impact could reporting on the pause of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have on vaccine hesitancy?  

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As States Expand Vaccine Eligibility, Incarcerated Populations Are Not Prioritized

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Insufficient medical care and congregate settings mean that prisons have struggled to contain coronavirus outbreaks throughout the pandemic. 

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What a Unionization Effort in Alabama Could Mean for the Labor Movement

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The fight over whether or not to unionize at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama has reenergized conversations around organized labor, particularly in the American South. 

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