Tre’vell Anderson (they/them) is an award-winning journalist, social curator, and world changer who always comes to slay! Named to The Root’s 2020 list of the 100 most influential African Americans, they have dedicated their career to centering those in the margins, grey spaces, and at the intersections of life through a pop culture lens. Currently, Tre’vell co-hosts two podcasts, Crooked Media’s “What A Day” and Maximum Fun’s “FANTI.” Founder and Chief Imagination Officer of Slayzhon, Inc., they are also the forthcoming authoress of “We See Each Other: A Black, Trans Journey Through TV and Film” (Andscape, May 2023) and “Historically Black Phrases” (Ten Speed Press, September 2023).
Formerly Editor-At-Large for Xtra magazine and Director of Culture and Entertainment at Out magazine, Tre’vell got their start in journalism at the Los Angeles Times where they created the beat of diversity in Hollywood with a focus on Black and queer film. Over the course of their career, they’ve covered every major red carpet in Hollywood and interviewed everyone from Viola Davis to Lil Nas X and Laverne Cox to André Leon Talley. Their work—which has graced the pages of Essence, TIME and Entertainment Weekly, among others—has been recognized by the Online News Association, National Association of Black Journalists, the Shorty Awards, and the Los Angeles Press Club among others.
A native of Charleston, SC, Tre’vell received their Bachelor’s degree in sociology from “the nation’s headquarters for Black male excellence,” Morehouse College. A year later, they earned their Master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University. In 2018, they received the “Passing the Torch Award” from Better Brothers Los Angeles for their work in media and representing the LGBTQ+ community. In 2019, they were recognized as one of Empowerment Congress’s “40 Under 40.” In 2021, they received the Lisa Ben Award for Achievement in Features Coverage from NLGJA: The LGBTQ+ Journalists Assn.
Tre’vell is the immediate past president of the National Association of Black Journalists of Los Angeles, co-chair of NABJ’s LGBTQ Task Force and the organization’s Region IV Director. A well sought-after moderator and commentator, they’ve made appearances on MSNBC, NPR, Fox Business Network, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight Live.
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