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:

Political Unrest, Infrastructure Issues and Corruption Arrests in Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Two years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with political unrest, infrastructure issues, and corruption scandals.

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What Evo Morales's Resignation Means for Bolivia

Thursday, November 14, 2019

President Evo Morales, the first indigenous leader of Bolivia, has stepped down following allegations of election fraud.

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The Divide Within the State Department

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wednesday's public impeachment hearings saw the Trump administration take a two-tracked approach to foreign policy on Ukraine.

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The Latest: Day 1 of the Public Impeachment Hearings

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The House of Representatives kicks off the first round of televised impeachment hearings.

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Trump Plans to Shrink the National Security Council

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

These latest changes to the NSC come right in the middle of impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

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Could New Evidence Free Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed?

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Rodney Reed has spent two decades on death row for a murder he maintains he did not commit. New evidence has led to urgent calls to give him a reprieve.

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How a Florida County Followed Trump's Call to Cancel "Fake News"

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The board of commissioners for Citrus County, Florida recently rejected a library's request to renew its New York Times subscription, with one commissioner calling the daily "fake news."

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Democrats Win Control In Kentucky

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Andy Bashear won a tight vote against opponent incumbent Republican Matt Bevin.

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Can Breathalyzers Actually Make People Safer?

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

A look at how breathalyzers in cars factor into efforts to curb the high numbers of DUIs in the U.S. today.

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A Shakeup on America's Public Lands

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The Bureau of Land Management plans to move its headquarters from Washington, DC to Grand Junction, Colorado.

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'Harriet' Attempts to Capture the Life of an American Icon

Monday, November 04, 2019

'Harriet' is the first Hollywood feature film to center around the life of Harriet Tubman. But the casting of British actress Cynthia Erivo as Tubman has generated controversy.

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Georgia's Voter Purges Raise Voter Suppression Concerns

Monday, November 04, 2019

State officials announced they will purge more than 300,000 names from voter rolls.

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Is There a Rift Between Trump and the Military?

Thursday, October 31, 2019

This week, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified before Congress about his concerns that President Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden.

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The Movement to Decriminalize Sex Work

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The push for decriminalization is gaining national attention, with proposed legislation on the line.

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Disney Unlocks the Vault, but 'Song of the South' Remains Behind Closed Doors

Monday, October 28, 2019

Disney is set to launch a new streaming service, giving audiences access to a range of the studio's films, but one controversial title will remain locked away: "Song of the South."

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS Leader, Killed in US Military Raid

Monday, October 28, 2019

On Sunday morning, President Trump declared Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, dead at a press conference in the White House.

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New York Sues Exxon in Historic Climate Change Case

Monday, October 28, 2019

A trial began last week in which Exxon Mobil is accused of misleading investors — and the public — about how climate change regulations would affect its operations.

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Some Parents are Saying "No" to Homework

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Many parents and teachers think homework needs to be reduced, or even eliminated, for elementary school children. 

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HUD Officials Admit to Withholding Funding from Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Last week, officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development admitted that they purposefully delayed sending hurricane relief to Puerto Rico.

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The Key Factors for Protests Around the World

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

At the heart of many of these protests are the increasing level of inequality and distrust, and disgust, with the inner workings of government.

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