“Mosley is warm, personable, and conversational as she discusses heavy topics.” —Reader's Digest
Tonya Mosley is an award-winning documentarian, podcaster and broadcast journalist. She uses her deep curiosity and tenacity to expose truths for the greater good of society. In 2023, Tonya was named co-host of Fresh Air with Terry Gross, one of the most listened to podcasts in the world.
Tonya is currently the host and creator of the Webby Award-winning podcast Truth Be Told, a narrative show that explores Black liberation within the diaspora. Previously, Tonya was the co-host for NPR’s midday program Here & Now, a two-hour live show, which reaches 4.5 million listeners a week.
Tonya’s other experiences include Silicon Valley bureau chief for KQED in San Francisco, television correspondent for Al Jazeera America and a television reporter, anchor and producer in several cities including Seattle, Washington and Detroit, Michigan. In 2015, Tonya was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, where she co-created a workshop for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias on reporting and co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Tonya has won several national awards for her work, including an RTDNA award for her public radio series “Black In Seattle” and an Emmy Award in 2016 for her televised piece “Beyond Ferguson.” Tonya is also a member of the Santa Clara University Journalism & Media Ethics Council and a mentor for the Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship, National Press Foundation and International Women’s Media Foundation.
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