Tanya Ballard Brown

I'm a Southern girl and a wild dreamer who laughs loudly and often. I'm easily distracted by shiny things. I sing, dance, laugh and tell stories. When I grow up I'm going to be a bass player. Or Sarah Vaughan. Whichever comes first.

I'm also an editor for NPR.org, where I spend my days collaborating with editors and reporters to create compelling web content that complements radio reports; brainstorming and implementing web-only features; managing online producers, Kroc Fellows and interns; and, line editing stories for the website. WHEW! When I finish doing all of that, I help curate the NPR Tumblr and occasionally write blog posts and book reviews. Sometimes, I join the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast as a guest host. To sum up, I'm always seeking new ways to contribute to NPR.

I am a native of Charlotte, N.C., an alumna of N.C. A&T State University, and a former congressional fellow with the American Political Science Association. I have been a reporter or an editor for washingtonpost.com, GovExec.com/Government Executive magazine, The Tennessean in Nashville and the (Greensboro) News & Record.