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Tiffany D. Cross

2019 Speaker

TIFFANY D. CROSS is the co-founder and managing editor of The Beat DC, a platform intersecting national politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With a readership comprising influencers across the country, Cross makes the fast moving current affairs in today’s climate digestible for the political connoisseur or novice. Under her leadership, The Beat DC has quickly expanded its circulation, building a national base of daily readers that includes members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers, current and previous administration officials, government relations professionals, activists, state and local elected officials, CEOs and C-Suite executives. Featured on MSNBC and CNN, her broad experience across media and policy includes nearly two decades of navigating the nation’s capital. She previously served as the DC bureau chief of BET News, and the liaison to the Obama Administration, for BET Networks. Prior to that, she served as director of communications at brilliant corners research and strategies. She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and cut her teeth in media at CNN. Additionally, she spent five years as a senior adviser to the National Education Association. Cross attended Clark Atlanta University where she studied mass communications with an emphasis on radio, TV, and film. @tiffanydcross @thebeatdc