Tiffany D. Cross is an on-air political analyst and cable newsroom veteran. She is the author of Say It Louder: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy and a resident fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (Spring 2020). Her broad experience across media, politics, and policy includes more than two decades of navigating newsrooms and campaigns while engaging different constituencies on the ground.
She previously served as the DC Bureau Chief of BET News and the Liaison to the Obama Administration for BET Networks where she covered Capitol Hill, produced political specials, and oversaw the daily operations of the news department. Cross cut her teeth in media at CNN where she worked as an sssociate producer covering Capitol Hill for the network’s weekend show unit. She also previously served as a field producer for America’s Most Wanted and Discovery Communications. No stranger to the campaign trail, Cross not only covered campaigns but worked on them as well. Serving as a senior advisor to one of the country’s largest labor organizations, one of Cross's many tentacles was organizing all communities of color on both a local and national level. Using her media background, Cross has helped shape the narrative around issues, individuals, and ideologies.
Leaving the campaign stump, Cross transitioned from the control room to the green room when she co-founded The Beat DC, a national platform intersecting politics, policy, business, media, and people of color. With a readership comprising influencers across the country, Cross led a team that made the fast moving current affairs in a busy legislative climate digestible for the political connoisseur and novice alike. She quickly became a sought after voice in the progressive discourse and is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and SiriusXM. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.