Christabel is a well-known and respected editorial leader who specializes in culturally nuanced radio shows and podcasts. She’s also known for building successful, culturally diverse editorial teams.
She is the developer and lead of Spotify’s “Sound Up: Behind the Mic” fellowship for Black early-career podcasters.
Through her company, My Lens Media, Christabel has produced audio and digital content for news and film producers like American Public Media, the BBC, and Macro. She also developed the Webby-award nominated podcast, Sista Brunch.
Before this, Christabel was a radio journalist and editorial manager for award-winning news shows on National Public Radio and Public Radio International.
Christabel’s career has taken her to different parts of the world. She has covered Ghana’s 50th anniversary of independence, produced interviews with cultural icons like Hugh Masekela, reported on detentions at Guantanamo Bay, and covered several U.S. presidential elections. In addition, she produced live coverage of Hurricane Katrina and reported from the Gulf Coast one year after the flood for “Radio Nation with Laura Flanders” on Air America Radio. She has discussed media and race on ABC’s Nightline, and writes regularly on culture, media, and parenting for British Vogue and The Independent.