producing, reporting, and storytelling in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Veralyn Williams is a Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist who has been tackling questions on identity, social norms, and community since she picked up her first microphone in 2004.
As Producer of Radio Rookies, a youth journalism program embedded within New York Public Radio’s narrative unit, Williams teaches young people to report radio documentaries inspired by their own experiences.
Previously, Williams was a proud member of Slate Magazine's podcast team. While there she launched and produced Slate's film and TV podcast Represent, revamped Slate’s feminist podcast, The Waves (formerly Double X), and produced the inaugural season of Panoply’s Family Ghost. And occasionally, she can still be heard sharing her perspective as a media critic, immigrant, and professional black girl on your favorite Slate podcast.
Through all of her endeavors, Williams aims to amplify perspectives often forgotten in the media.