Nakia, also known as "Kia," has always had a passion for media, politics and comedy and her ultimate career goal would be to incorporate the three on a daily basis. She is a Jersey girl at heart (born and raised!) and graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Communications and Media Arts and a minor in Business. During college she had the opportunity to have numerous internships including Programming at BET, Diversity & Inclusion at NBCUniversal, Music Press at Press Here Publicity and Communications at VH1 before landing her first role as a Communications Assistant at VICE Media. She made the decision to pursue her love for comedy and media and is now the Talent Assistant at TruTV. For four years she hosted and produced a weekly radio show on WMSC 90.3FM, where she interviewed local artists and created entertaining segments. Since graduation she has written for VICE, HuffPost and Medium with topics mostly focusing on politics and the black community as well as creating and hosting the Black History Month series on VICE's daily podcast. In Spring of 2019 she created the So Called Oreos podcast where she hosts and produces a show with four friends to discuss being labeled "too black" or "too white" by society, taking a deeper dive into black identity and culture. 


If she is not doing something for the media industry she is probably traveling, enjoying the outdoors, doing pilates, eating cheese fries or obsessing over pandas.

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