Chika Oduah is an award-winning multimedia journalist and has traveled around the United States, Africa and Central America chasing stories. Focusing on stories of the African global diaspora, Chika’s reporting goes beyond the headlines to explore culture, human rights, history, spirituality, development and conflict in Africa and in African communities around the world. She is one of the few journalists reporting on-the-ground from northeastern Nigeria, the heartland of the extremist group, Boko Haram. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, CNN, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, NBC, the Associated Press and more. She has appeared on the BBC, France24, PBS Newshour, UK Channel 4, Al Jazeera, World Report RTE and other TV and radio outlets. Chika is the 2014 recipient of the Trust Women, Journalist of the Year Award from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, winner of the 2015 African Story Challenge project by the African Media Initiative and International Center for Journalists, a 2015 Livingston Award finalist and has been granted international reporting fellowships.