Tiffany Cross

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Tiffany Cross
Born (1979-02-06) February 6, 1979 (age 42)
Television host
Political analyst
Notable work
Say It Louder: Black Voters, Our Voices, and the Shaping of American Democracy

Tiffany D. Cross (born February 6, 1979)[1] is an American journalist, television personality, political analyst, and author. She is the host of The Cross Connection, a Saturday morning MSNBC show .[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Cross was born in Ohio. She grew up between Cleveland, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia.[3] When she was a teenager, she wanted to be the "brown Murphy Brown".[4][5]

She attended Clark Atlanta University where she majored in Mass Communications with an emphasis on radio, television, and film.


Cross' first journalism job was as a reporter at an Atlanta radio station.[1] Eventually, she worked for CNN as an associate producer in the 2000s.[4][6] She was also the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for BET Networks. She later became a resident fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.[6] Cross also made regular appearances on MSNBC, most notably on AM Joy with Joy Reid.[3]

In July 2020, her book Say It Louder: Black Voters, Our Voices, and the Shaping of American Democracy was published.[3] That same month, Joy Reid's new weekday show, The ReidOut started and Cross became one of a handful of rotating guest hosts of AM Joy.[6] As of August, Cross, Jonathan Capeheart and Zerlina Maxwell were being considered for the weekend slot by MSNBC.[7] Months later, in December, Cross was named host of a new, two hour show on MSNBC, Cross Connection, replacing Reid's AM Joy Saturday slot, with Capeheart taking the Sunday slot and Maxwell hosting her own show on NBC Peacock.[6]


  • Say It Louder!: Black Voters, Our Voices, and the Shaping of American Democracy. New York: Amistad (2020). ISBN 006297677X


  1. ^ a b "BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Tiffany Cross, co-founder and managing editor of The Beat DC". POLITICO. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ "My new MSNBC show 'The Cross Connection' is a home for us all". December 11, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Callahan, Yesha (July 3, 2020). "Tiffany D. Cross Is Ready To 'Say It Louder'". Essence.
  4. ^ a b Barr, Jeremy (3 December 2020). "MSNBC gives weekend shows to Tiffany Cross and Jonathan Capehart". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  5. ^ Dowling, Brendan (13 August 2020). ""I Had Grown Too Big to Shrink": Tiffany D. Cross on her Journey from the Control Room to the Green Room » Public Libraries Online". Public Libraries Online. Public Library Association. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d Adalian, Josef (3 December 2020). "MSNBC Taps Two New Anchors to Replace Joy Reid on Weekends". Vulture. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  7. ^ Steinberg, Brian (26 August 2020). "MSNBC Has New Ideas for Joy Reid's Old Weekend Anchor Slot". Variety. Retrieved 4 December 2020.

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