Writing Mentor

Jamila Bey

Jamila Bey is a journalist and radio talk show host based in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and various other outlets. As a speaker and writer, Jamila’s areas of expertise include US culture, race and politics, science, health and family policy, and all issues concerning the First Amendment particularly issues concerning religion and the separation of State and Church. She has held fellowships with the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Langoleth Foundation where she studied the effects of solitary confinement on the neurology of inmate populations. Jamila spent ten years as an editor and producer at NPR. She was a staffer on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Talk of the Nation. Her favorite thing is a difficult and complex story turned into an engaging tale that makes people want to know more. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Jamila studied Political Science and Communications Rhetoric at Duquesne University. She's completing her Master's Degree in Comedy Writing with a concentration on political satire at Falmouth University.