About Tonya

Tonya Mosley is the Silicon Valley Bureau Chief and a host for KQED based out of San Jose. Prior to KQED, Tonya led the education vertical for WBUR, and served as a television reporter & anchor for several media outlets, including Al Jazeera America and KING 5 News in Seattle, WA. In 2015, Tonya was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University where she co-created a workshop for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias and co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage.

Tonya has won several national awards for her work, most recently an Emmy Award in 2016 for her televised piece "Beyond Ferguson" and a national RTDNA Unity Award for her public radio series "Black in Seattle." She was named "Journalist of the Year" by the Washington Association for Justice for her reporting on the Seattle Police Department’s handling of a murder investigation.

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