Nakia, also known as "Kia," has always had a passion for media, culture and comedy. 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, which landed her at WarnerMedia as a Talent Assistant (TruTV, tbs, TNT). For four years she hosted and produced a weekly radio show on WMSC 90.3FM, where she interviewed local hip-hop artists and created entertaining segments on dating and news. 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 (rebranded to Sufficiently Black) where she hosts and produces a show with two friends that explores Black identity and culture and what it means to be comfortable in your Blackness. Her love and hard work in podcasting lead her to her current role as Supervising Producer for Custom Podcasts at iHeartMedia.
If she is not doing something in media she is probably traveling, teaching POP Pilates, dancing, enjoying comedy or attending a food festival.