Natasha Del Toro
Host, America ReFramed
Natasha Del Toro is an award-winning journalist with a long career creating news and documentary programs. She currently anchors Mic Dispatch, a news magazine on Facebook Watch that focuses on underrepresented people and social justice issues. Her work has been awarded an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, an Emmy® Award, a Pulitzer Prize, an RFK Award and a Gracie Award, and she has been honored by the New York Press Club and held a Fulbright scholarship. Natasha was an on-camera correspondent and producer for Fusion's The Naked Truth, and she has made documentaries about the Panama Papers, the opioid crisis, and the US electoral system. She was a producer and on-air correspondent for the HBO series Outpost and worked on staff at TIME.com. Driven by her passion for documenting the lives of people frequently overlooked by the media, Natasha traveled across the US with acclaimed photographer Joakim Eskildsen to create American Realities, a multi-platform project on poverty in America, which led to Hunger in the Valley of Plenty, a documentary by KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Born to Puerto Rican parents and raised in North Carolina, Natasha is bilingual and proud of her southern and Latino roots.
Host, Stories from the Stage
A New England native, Wes Hazard has been named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes has made multiple appearances on Massmouth’s season finals story slam stage, and appeared as a guest on the Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! podcast and The Story Collider podcast. His debut humor book Questions for Terrible People was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016, and in 2017 he was awarded a New England Emmy for his hosting work on CBS Boston's The Secret Worlds of Boston Comic Con. In 2018 he appeared on Jeopardy!, becoming a three-day champion.
Tina M. McDuffie
Host, Local, USA
Tina M. McDuffie is an award-winning television and radio reporter/host with WGBH News and a contributor to the PBS Newshour and NPR. Tina has won numerous awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow award, a National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence award, and a Telly Award for her work with WORLD. In 2018 she was inducted into the WERS Hall of Fame by her alma mater Emerson College. Tina has been chosen as a National Press Foundation fellow, named one of Connecticut's "Most Powerful and Influential Women of 2012" by the National Diversity Council, and received an Associated Press award for her radio reporting while working at a Massachusetts radio station. She was the first African American in the station's history to win the award, which made national headlines. Tina received her Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Emerson College.
Host, Stories from the Stage
Theresa Okokon is a Wisconsin native, yoga teacher, social worker, storyteller, and the co-host of Stories from the Stage. In addition to writing and performing her own stories, Theresa coaches other storytellers, volunteers to host story slam events, and frequently emcees events for nonprofits. She works in nonprofit development and also owns and operates LEGIT.yoga, where she provides trauma-responsive yoga to people at Boston-area homeless shelters, low-income housing communities, and alternative schools. She loves sandwiches, hammocks, crafting cocktails, cooking without a recipe, and laughter.
Host, Doc World
Yale alumna and founder of The Fit Cycle, Andia Winslow is a golf professional, master-certified fitness professional, on-air tv personality, voice over artist, National Parks Foundation Ambassador and contributor for the American Heart Association Go Red For Women campaign. Andia was the first African American woman varsity golfer to ever compete in the Ivy League, and in 2006 she became the fourth African American to ever compete in LPGA Tour history joining the distinguished ranks of tennis great Althea Gibson. Heralded as one of the "Top Trainers in New York City," Andia is committed to her work encouraging youth and adults to maintain healthy and active lifestyles. Raised in Seattle, WA, Andia loves heavy beats and good riffs and works to inspire folks to harmonize their bodies with their environments.