|Born||February 6, 1979|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Say It Louder: Black Voters, Our Voices, and the Shaping of American Democracy|
Tiffany D. Cross (born February 6, 1979) is an American journalist, television personality, political analyst, and author. She is the host of The Cross Connection, a Saturday morning MSNBC show .
Early life and education
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. Eventually, she worked for CNN as an associate producer in the 2000s. 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. Cross also made regular appearances on MSNBC, most notably on AM Joy with Joy Reid.
In July 2020, her book Say It Louder: Black Voters, Our Voices, and the Shaping of American Democracy was published. 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. As of August, Cross, Jonathan Capeheart and Zerlina Maxwell were being considered for the weekend slot by MSNBC. 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.
- Say It Louder!: Black Voters, Our Voices, and the Shaping of American Democracy. New York: Amistad (2020). ISBN 006297677X
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