Ayoo Africa 2020 Top Ten Awardee // Media & Film
“I am not someone who just gives up.” – Karen Attiah
Ghanaian- American writer, Karen Attiah is the Global Opinions editor at The Washington Post, where she commissions and edits commentary on global issues from a variety of international writers. She joined The Post in 2014 as a digital producer in the Opinions section. Karen often writes on issues relating to race, gender and international politics, with a special interest in Africa. Previously, she reported as a freelancer for the Associated Press while based in the Caribbean. Her peers describe her as “Bold, fearless and timely”.
Karen is the 2019 recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Journalist of the Year. The award is annually awarded to a black journalist who has amassed a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope and significance to the people of the African Diaspora.