Farai Chideya is a senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight. Over the years she has worked in print, television, radio, and digital media; covered every Presidential election since 1996; and traveled to 26 countries and 48 states to report, learn, and explore.
Chideya is also a columnist on citizen and consumer issues in the digital age for TheIntercept.com. She previously hosted NPR’s News and Notes; was a reporter for ABC News; a political analyst for CNN; a host for the Oxygen Network; and a reporter for Newsweek magazine. She and the teams she has worked with have won awards including a National Education Reporting Award, a North Star News Prize, and a special award from the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association for coverage of AIDS. Earlier in her career she worked for Newsweek, MTV News, CNN, and ABC News.