Nana Aba Duncan

Black Sparks

Nana aba Duncan

William Southam Journalism Fellow at the University of Toronto

    Nana aba Duncan is a William Southam Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College, where she is studying the experiences of racialized leaders in Canadian media. She is on leave from her roles as host of CBC Radio One’s Podcast Playlist and Fresh Air, Ontario’s top-rated weekend morning show. In 2016, Nana aba launched Media Girlfriends, a podcast featuring women in media discussing bad-ass accomplishments, intersectionality, and Beyoncé. Media Girlfriends now includes events, student scholarships and a peer network supporting racialized and LGBTQ2+ women/non-binary people working in media. Previously, Nana aba was country director with Journalists For Human Rights in Ghana. She won the Influencer Award at the 2020 International Women of Diversity Awards. Nana aba holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from University of Western Ontario. She has been laughing loudly for a long time.