Hi! I’m Maya Rhodan, a reporter and writer based in D.C.
I’ve been a resident of the District since 2008–when I started my undergraduate studies at Howard University. While I was in school, I reported for Ebony.com, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine, The Center for Public Integrity, The Hilltop Newspaper, and blackpressusa.org.
About a year after graduating, I began a five-year stint at Time magazine’s Washington Bureau, where covered an array of topics: from the White House to criminal justice and immigration policy to race and popular culture for the magazine and its website. In 2015, I, along with two colleagues, won a Deadline Club Award for a Time cover story we wrote on the survivors of the massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, S.C. In 2016, I spoke to President Barack Obama and Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland in an exclusive, on-camera interview.
I have also been a regular contributor to Essence Magazine. In fact, I won a 2014 Planned Parenthood Federation of America Maggie Award for a feature I wrote for the magazine on black women’s access to reproductive health care.
Aside from writing, I have appeared as a panelist on BET (2012), MSNBC. I have also moderated panels for the National Association of Black Journalists, Howard University’s School of Communications, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
I’m currently writing and working in D.C. (Check out my LinkedIn for my latest job update) Feel free to get in touch!
You can also follow me on Twitter @m_rhodan.