Kia Miakka Natisse is the co-host of NPR's Invisibilia. A trained journalist turned artist, her love for storytelling is a driving creative force that's led her to many unexpected places. She's worked on a number of just-okay reality shows; wrote hot takes on pop culture, jokes for teens, and comics for moms; substitute taught kindergarten and did a bunch of artist residencies, most namely the Third Coast Radio Residency, which unarguably changed her life.
Since joining NPR, she's helped cover a summer camp that's confronting race, helped produce a story about a woman who can smell disease, been the voice of Dorothy Height and revisited the legend of the most famous super-spreader in America.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Kia is a graduate of Howard University and New York University.