Veralyn Williams Veralyn Williams is the executive producer of programming at NPR.
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Veralyn Williams

Executive Producer, Programming

Veralyn Williams (she/her) is a Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist who has been asking hard questions about our world since she picked up her first microphone in 2004. Now she brings her skills (and ears) to her role as executive producer of programming at NPR.

Most recently, Williams was the senior editor at LWC Studios, where she developed and launched The Oprah Winfrey Network original podcast, Trials To Triumphs. She was also Executive Producer for WNYC's United States of Anxiety, and she has worked to launch and shape shows like Slate Represent, Family Ghosts, Radio Rookies and The Stakes. Williams has worked to become a leader in journalism so she can amplify perspectives as complicated and multifaceted as hers.

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"Racial imposter syndrome" is definitely "a thing," for many people. Shereen and Gene hear from biracial and multi-ethnic listeners who connect with feeling "fake" or inauthentic in some part of their racial or ethnic heritage. Social scientists weigh in the need basic need for belonging. Kristen Uroda for NPR hide caption

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Authors Tochi Onyebuchi (left) and Leslye Penelope (right) share their experiences building fantasy worlds in their latest sci-fi novels Goliath and The Monsters We Defy. PR Agency hide caption

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Black reality in a world of fantasy

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Born In Sierra Leone, Young Woman Documents Her Final Steps On Path To Citizenship

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