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:

How "Hustlers" Is Changing the Portrayal of Strippers in Hollywood

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The film's writer and director, Lorene Scafaria, hired the stripper Jacqueline Francis to consult on the movie. Jacqueline ensured that the film dealt with the subject honestly. 

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Why Are People Leaving Some of Biggest U.S. Metro Areas?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

New data from the Census Bureau shows that populations are declining in some of the biggest metro areas in the country, like New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 

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Who Was the Mysterious Spy in Russia, Feeding Secrets to the CIA?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The spy was removed by the CIA from Russia in 2017.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Pledges to Annex the West Bank

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Israel's prime minister announced Tuesday that he will move to annex part of the occupied West Bank if he wins the election next week.

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How States Are Holding Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Accountable

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

States across the country are holding manufacturers and distributors of opioids accountable for their role in creating what they say is an epidemic.

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U.S. Jails and Prisons Failing to Provide Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Incarcerated people are 40 times more likely to overdose upon release.

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California Bill Would Allow Student Athletes To Be Paid For Endorsements And Likeness Rights

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Fair Pay To Play Act passed through the State Assembly on Monday and has already passed through the Senate. 

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What North Carolina's Special Election Means for 2020

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Takeaway also looks at John Bolton's exit and what that might mean for Trump’s foreign policy and the 2020 election. 

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How States Are Holding Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Accountable 2019-09-11

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

States across the country are holding manufacturers and distributors of opioids accountable for their role in creating what they say is an epidemic.

British Parliament Suspended for Five Weeks as Halloween Brexit Deadline Looms

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The deadline to finalize a Brexit deal with the European Union is October 31st. But a weeks-long suspension of Parliament is now in effect, leaving little time to finalize a new plan.

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The Eleventh Hour Fight Over Fate of California's Privacy Bill

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Legislators have until the end of the week to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act.

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The Secret Life of Credit Card Data

Monday, September 09, 2019

A single swipe of your credit card hands your data over to at least a half dozen different types of companies.

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The One Where We Talk About Friends (Sorry, We Had To)

Monday, September 09, 2019

It’s been 25 years since the world met Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Monica, and Phoebe.

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Bahamas in Desperate Need of Relief After Hurricane Dorian

Monday, September 09, 2019

The death toll continues to climb as the true nature of the storm's devastation comes into relief.

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U.S.-Taliban Talks Stall Days Before September 11th Anniversary

Monday, September 09, 2019

On Saturday, President Trump said he was canceling a secret meeting at Camp David between U.S., Taliban, and Afghan officials. The Takeaway looks at what's next for the negotiations.

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Is Vaping More Dangerous Than It Seems?

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Hundreds of patients with severe respiratory illnesses have reported using e-cigarette products.

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North Carolina Judges Rule Republican-Drawn Legislative District Map Is Unconstitutional

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Three North Carolina judges gave the Republican state legislature until September 18th to redraw the map. 

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What's Happening at the NRA?

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

For the last year, the National Rifle Association has been in turmoil, from financial uncertainty and legal disputes to leadership struggles and the shuttering of NRATV.

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Congressman Lacy Clay Demands Action After 12 Children Shot to Death in St. Louis

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Missouri Governor Mike Parson refused to address gun violence in a special legislative session.

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Need for Home Care Workers Grows, But They're Exploited

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

These positions are among the hardest and lowest paid in the country.

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