Ivie Ani is a Nigerian-American journalist, writer and on-air correspondent covering culture.
A native New Yorker, her writing has been published in The New York Times, Women in The World, The Village Voice, Teen Vogue, PAPER magazine, Complex magazine, Okayplayer, OkayAfrica, Grazia UK, and NYU’s Social and Cultural Analysis Journal. She has held positions at Facebook as a Trending News Content Curator, at BET Networks, and at the Associated Press.
Raised in the South Bronx, Ivie went on to study at New York University and earned a dual degree in Journalism and Africana Studies. She has spoken at campuses including Harvard University and New York University. As an on-air personality she has done commentary for BBC Radio, BET, Entertainment Tonight, Fox 5 NY, Genius, Hot 97, MTV News, and Revolt TV. Her commentary has been featured in Nylon, Tidal, Bustle, Racked, and other outlets. Ivie was profiled on The Washington Post & APM Reports podcast, and has appeared as a guest host on Red Bull Radio.
Ivie speaks on panels about media, journalism, identity, pop culture, hip-hop, the diaspora, music, race, and women’s rights, and has worked in print, television, social media and on the red carpet to enlighten, engage and produce work with a purpose.