Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

Founder/CEO

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, most recently the former lead editor/producer of NPR’s Code Switch, has been a writer and editor for seventeen years. A former staff writer at The Atlantic, she was a nationally syndicated columnist, with opinion columns covering a broad range of issues from women's rights at home and abroad, environmental justice, U.S. immigration policy, poverty and maternal health, early childhood development, and demographic changes.

Her columns, which reached over 10 million people, appeared in The Houston Chronicle, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, and the L.A. Times, among dozens of national and local papers. Lantigua-Williams’ magazine credits include JET, The Progressive, Nieman Reports, and GIANT. Her essays, interviews, and young adult fiction have appeared in several anthologies, including The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader; Once Upon a Cuento; Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism; and Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women. She earned a masters in print journalism from Boston University and an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. A Fulbright Scholar and John Jay/Tow 2016 Criminal Justice Reporting Fellow, she now volunteers as the communications director for TEDxFulbright events. Lantigua-Williams has made inclusion a central theme in her life’s work, while endeavoring to fully understand her own experiences as a hyphenated American.



Press Assets


Journalism/Editing/Writing

Edited and Produced NPR's Code Switch Podcast
Consulted on show and podcast episodes for NPR's Planet Money, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Alt Latino.
The Atlantic, Staff Writer
Next America, National Journal, Managing Editor
Jet Magazine, Senior Writer
The Progressive Media Project, Syndicated Columnist
Nieman Reports, Harvard University, Guest Editor
GIANT Magazine, Managing Editor
Críticas (Publishers Weekly), Book Reviewer
ABC-Clio book and author scout and series editor.


Media Coverage

NPR Video: "Let’s Talk About Race (Made Easy)"
KERA's "Think" conversation about Code Switch approach to news
The Atlantic LIVE Video: Moderating "The Elements of Change: Reforming Criminal Justice"
Joined WBEZ’s "Morning Shift" to discuss my reporting series When Siblings Go to Prison
Joined WNYC’s "Brian Lehrer Show" this morning to discuss the end of private prisons.
Spoke to "The Bill Press Show" about civil unrest stemming from a police shooting in Milwaukee.
Joined WURD and WDEL to discuss my story, "What the FBI’s Crime Numbers Mean in One City."
Joined WURD’s "Wake Up" this morning to discuss my piece, "7,000 Deaths in Custody." This article was also extensively quoted by Daily Kos.
Joined WWL’s "Think Tank" about my article, "Why Poor, Low-Level Offenders Often Plead to Worse Crimes."
Joined The Riveters podcast to discuss our series "Who Run the World?"


Interviews

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

filmmaker, Selma, 13th, Queen Sugar


Scott Budnick

Scott Budnick

film producer, The Hangover


DeRay McKesson

DeRay McKesson

BLM leader


Sally Yates

Sally Yates

U.S. Deputy Attorney General


Sen. Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker

(D) New Jersey


Heather Ann Thompson

Heather Ann Thompson

Author, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy


Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Adviser, President Obama


Cathy Hughes

Cathy Hughes

Founder/CEO, Radio One Media


Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Founder, BET


Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley

Television Host


Joy Reid

Joy Reid

Television Host


Alejandro Sanz

Alejandro Sanz

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter


Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Actor


Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal

Actor


Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo

Actor


Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, MacArthur Fellow


Lila Downs

Lila Downs

Folk Musician


Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi

Singer


Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes

NBA Player


Van Jones

Van Jones

CNN Host/Former White House Advisor


Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson

Sociologist, Best-Selling Author



Education

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Goddard College, VT
Master of Science in Journalism (Print), Boston University, Boston, MA
Harvard University, Radcliffe Publishing Course, Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Arts, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Fulbright Scholarship, Madrid, Spain
Institute for Economic and Political Studies, London, England
University of Madrid, Spain

Let’s create together.

info@lantiguawilliams.com / 202-643-2402 / @LanWilCo

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