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Vanessa Handy

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Associate Producer of At Liberty



Vanessa Handy is the associate producer of At Liberty, the ACLU’s podcast.

An award-winning podcast producer and journalist based in Brooklyn, NY, Vanessa crafts stories that focus on race, culture, the arts and identity. Previously, she helped produce WNYC’s Notes from America with Kai Wright, NPR’s Life Kit where her work won a 2023 Gracie Award and GBH’s Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. She has reported for New York Amsterdam News and NPR Music, written newsletters for National Public Radio’s Training Team and taught media literacy for Poynter’s MediaWise initiative.

Vanessa is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School.