Tanzina Vega’s journalism centers on inequality and wealth in the United States through the lens of race and gender. She is a contributing writer for the Boston Globe Opinion section and founder of La Mala Media, where she provides strategy, writing and podcast services for companies and brands. Tanzina has been a reporter and producer for The New York Times and CNN where she led coverage of race and inequality in addition to covering technology and breaking news. In 2017 she became the first Latina host of The Takeaway on WNYC, New York Public Radio where she led daily coverage of national news. She has covered the Biden and Trump presidential elections, the COVID 19 pandemic, the rise of #BlackLivesMatter, Puerto Rico’s political crisis and the January 6 Capitol insurrection. In 2019, she was awarded the Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Lecture and Award from Kent State University for her coverage of race. Other awards include the I Have a Dream Foundation's “Spirit of the Dream” award, multiple citations from the National Press Photographers Association and a contributing producer recognition in the 31st annual news and documentary Emmy Awards. She has held fellowships at The Nation Institute and at Princeton University where she served a Ferris Professor of Journalism. Tanzina is a distinguished graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at The City University of New York where she earned a Master’s in digital journalism. She lives with her son in New York City.