Rebecca Carroll is producer of special projects at WNYC New York Public Radio, and host of the forthcoming live to tape podcast Black Folks. She is a regular Opinion Writer at The Guardian US and author of five interview-based narrative nonfiction books about race in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw, and critically acclaimed Saving the Race. She has held senior editor positions at The Huffington Post and PAPER magazine and her essays, cultural commentary, book reviews and feature profiles have appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine Ebony, Essence, The Daily Beast, Jezebel, Gawker, The New Republic, and The Guardian, among others. She is a former producer for The Charlie Rose Show, and hosted talk show DocStock on the Plum TV network, which earned her an Emmy nomination for an hour-long special with iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. She is a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times, and a regular columnist for Shondaland.