Jamila Bey is the editorial director of WHYY News. Bey has more than 20 years of experience at multiple news organizations, including NPR, Viacom/BET, and The Washington Post. She has worked as an editor, executive producer, reporter, host, and producer.
Since earning a driver’s license, she paid her way through undergrad at Duquesne University in part by working at WDUQ-FM, where she did the news breaks during “All Things Considered” and listened to every “Fresh Air” episode from 1996 to 2000. She went on to work at NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “Talk of the Nation,” and “Tell Me More” with Michel Martin.
She has turned her interest in comedy into professional development and earned her master’s degree during the COVID-19 pandemic in comedy writing from Falmouth University in Cornwall, England.