Rebecca Carroll

Rebecca Carroll is a producer of special projects on race at WNYC. She is a regular Opinion Writer at The Guardian US, and the author of five nonfiction books, including Sugar in the Raw, which won the ALA Yalsa Award, and Saving the Race. She is a former producer for The Charlie Rose Show, and hosted talk show DocStock on the Plum TV network, which earned her an Emmy nomination for an hour-long special with iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. She has held senior editor positions at The Huffington Post and PAPER magazine, and her essays, profiles, and film and book criticism has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, The Daily Beast, and Gawker, among others.   

Rebecca Carroll appears in the following:

WNYC Studios Presents ‘Black Folks’: Eve Ewing, Madison McFerrin, Alexis Okeowo, Jay Smooth and Jamal Lewis

Monday, November 13, 2017

Watch Rebecca Carroll in conversation with writer Eve Ewing, singer Madison McFerrin, The New Yorker's Alexis Okeowo, cultural commentator Jay Smooth and artist Jamal Lewis. 

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WNYC Studios Presents ‘Black Folks’: Glory Edim, Ijeoma Oluo, Abbi Crutchfield and Shamir Bailey

Monday, November 06, 2017

Join Rebecca Carroll for a podcast pilot with Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl, writer Ijeoma Oluo, comedian Abbi Crutchfield and singer Shamir Bailey. 


Studio Museum in Harlem Artists in Conversation

Thursday, November 02, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a conversation about creativity and representation with two artists in this year's Artist-in-Residence program: Andy Robert and Julia Phillips. 


Cultural Criticism in an Era of Deconstructed Whiteness

Monday, September 18, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks how to write about art and culture when perspectives are rooted in identity and racial justice with Fariha Róisín, Antwaun Sargent and E. Alex Jung. 

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A Conversation with Janet Mock

Monday, June 26, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with the writer, TV host and advocate about writing, activism and her new memoir, "Surpassing Certainty." 


All American Boys: A Performance and Conversation

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Watch a performance based on the award-winning book that examines how two teens handle the consequences of racial profiling. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a talkback after the show.

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Lynn Nottage and Kate Whoriskey Talk 'Sweat' on Broadway

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll sits down for an unconventional conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and acclaimed director. 


How I Got Over: 'One Drop of Love' Performance and Conversation

Thursday, April 06, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni about her multimedia performance exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love


How I Got Over: Soledad O’Brien on Race, Politics and the Media

Monday, March 27, 2017

WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll talks with the award-winning journalist about how black and brown reporters can deliver balanced coverage with President Trump in the White House.


How I Got Over: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Conversation

Thursday, February 02, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin, the prescience of the writer's work and his indictment of American racism.

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How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

A conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.


How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

Join us for a conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.


How I Got Over: Vision and Justice in Racialized America

Friday, December 09, 2016

Photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Carrie Mae Weems and art history professor Sarah Lewis talk about celebrating and advancing visual literacy around race. 

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Dear President: What You Need to Know About Race

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Watch our conversation with comedian Negin Farsad, novelist Kaitlyn Greenidge, The New York Times' Greg Howard and more. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.


How I Got Over: Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older

Monday, November 21, 2016

Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older examine representation in young-adult fiction. Hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.


How I Got Over: Actress Kristin Davis on Interracial Adoption

Friday, November 18, 2016

Join us to talk about the challenges of being a white parent raising a black child in the current racial climate and the significance of getting language right when talking about race. 


How I Got Over: Rebecca Carroll in Conversation with Ethan Hawke

Friday, September 30, 2016

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll launches a new series with a candid conversation on race, violence and white accountability with actor and writer Ethan Hawke. 


Watch: A Conversation on Being a Black Man in America

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Watch a conversation with "12 Angry Men" director Stephen McKinley Henderson and actors Wendell Pierce, Roger Robinson and Stephen Tyrone Williams.