Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Errin Haines is editor at large and a co-founder of The 19th, a nonprofit newsroom focused on the intersection of women, politics and policy.
Prior to joining The 19th, Errin was national writer on race and ethnicity for The Associated Press, offering sharp news analysis and original perspectives on current events on topics including urban affairs, policing, historically black colleges, civil rights, and the black electorate.
Errin’s passion for reporting on issues of race and gender are rooted in her upbringing. A native of Atlanta, she was adopted and raised by a single mother who encouraged her intellectual curiosity and love of writing, while also demanding academic excellence despite society’s racial obstacles. From a young age, Errin was also an avid reader, eager listener and a passionate student of history -- traits that have served her well as a reporter.
Errin has worked at The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel. She has also contributed to numerous outlets including NBCNews, NPR, The Guardian, TIME and POLITICO Magazine.
In addition to her role as a reporter, Errin is a tireless champion for diversity in the media, advocating for more jobs for journalists of color in newsrooms, and for fair and accurate coverage of African-Americans in mainstream news outlets. From 2011 to 2015, Errin served two terms on the board of directors for the National Association of Black Journalists as the organization’s Vice President of Print.
Errin is based in Philadelphia with her dog, Ginger.
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