Farai Chideya (fah RYE - chee DAY ah) has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Farai Chideyahas given thousands of speeches and hosted hundreds of events. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking about race, politics, and culture. Chideya moderated a Democratic Presidential Debate in 2004 and comments for CNN, MTV, Fox, MSNBC, BET, Oxygen, CBS, ABC and other media.Chideya is the former host of National Public Radio's News & Notes. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Chideya graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.