In our first episode of 2021, we chat with Danielle Belton, Editor In Chief at The Root. Danielle provides some great details on her family background and upbringing which includes her parents making sure that she had a great understanding of her family history and being proud of who she is.
Listen to hear detailed thoughts from Danielle:
- Career journey: joined The Root in 2015 and worked her way up to Editor In Chief in 2017.
- The importance of being persistent and a risk-taker in growing your career.
- How journalism has evolved in the past 20 years and why digital media has opened the doors for more diverse talent.
- Be sure to check out one of her book recommendations: Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine