Ali McPherson is a multimedia journalist who covers health & science at WHYY. She received her Master’s degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she concentrated in arts & culture and audio reporting. She was born and raised in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and moved to the Bronx at age 12. She takes pride in being a native New Yorker. Her writing has been published in HuffPost, and Huffington Post UK. She is also a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.