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Tiffany D. Cross is a media expert with over seventeen years of experience navigating the intersection of journalism, politics, and policy in Washington D.C. As the Managing Editor and Curator of The Beat DC, a political rundown highlighting the diversity that leads the nation’s capital, Tiffany is the missing voice in today’s discourse on the politics of today.

Under Tiffany’s leadership, The Beat DC has quickly expanded its circulation, building a base of daily readers that includes Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers, current and previous administration officials, government relations professionals as well as influencers across the country from activists, state and local elected officials to CEOs and c-suite executives. She also co-hosts The Beat DC podcast with political commentator Jamal Simmons. Founded in 2016, the daily rundown, website and podcast represents the nexus of Tiffany’s unique ability to connect directly with audiences offering a thoughtful critique of policy and politics and unique insight on a myriad of issues through the lens of diversity and inclusion.

Tiffany’s broad experience across media and policy includes over five years as the Senior Advisor on Minority Community Organizing and Strategic Partnerships with the National Education Association. Over the course of her tenure at the NEA, she helped harness the power of the organization's nearly three million members, building partnerships across the public and private sector, traditional media, constituency groups and social justice organizations.

Previously, Tiffany served as the Manager of News and Public Affairs, and the Liaison to the Obama Administration, for BET Networks. Prior to that she served as Director of Communications at brilliant corners Research and Strategies, where she worked closely with the company’s president, Cornell Belcher. She cut her teeth in media at CNN where she worked as an Associate Producer covering Capitol Hill.

Tiffany is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she left at a young age and moved to Atlanta Georgia where she attended Clark Atlanta University where she studied Mass Communications with an emphasis on radio, TV, and film.

The Beat DC


Inside the Beltway. Outside the Box.

The Beat DC highlights diverse political leaders in the nation’s capital and the policies that impact communities of color. Tracking politics, policy, comings and goings, this platform has the pulse of diverse influencers and stakeholders across all facets of the Beltway. From our daily tipsheet to our weekly podcast, we keep you in the know.