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Author And TV Analyst Tiffany Cross Talks New Podcast, Intergenerational Connections, And More

Author, broadcast personality, and TV analyst Tiffany Cross has a proven track record of dynamic storytelling and media savvy. She served as host of The Cross Connection on MSNBC, as well as a Resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. She’s also a media business veteran, with earned career receipts working as Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for BET Networks, as an associate producer for CNN, and as a freelance field producer. She also co-founded The Beat DC, an intersectional platform that focused on policy, business, and people of color, among other advocacy topics.

Now, she's leading as host of ACross Generations, a podcast launched via Will Packer Productions featuring candid conversations amplifying the voices and experiences of Black women. Episodes touch on topics including love, finance, gender roles, and more in intergenerational conversations for wisdom and understanding.

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One episode, for example, includes insights from iconic singer Dionne Warwick, discussing societal shifts, the relationships between generations, and Black women’s plight for self-love. The podcast offers listeners a safe space to find reliability, honesty, and dynamic enlightenment, expanding perspectives on the experience of Black womanhood.

xoNecole caught up with Cross on a recent IG Live for a conversation about ACross Generations, where she talked about why she chose to bring the podcast to fruition, the legacy and impact of the conversation, self-love, and how it ties to her career and life, and what's in store for listeners.

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Even though it’s my life, sometimes I look at it and totally trip out over certain things.

For instance, even though I am aware that both Hebrew and African cultures put a lot of stock in the name of a child (because they believe it speaks to their purpose; so do I) and I know that my name is pretty much Hebrew for divine covenant, it’s still wild that in a couple of years, I will have been working with married couples for a whopping two decades — and boy, is it an honor when they will say something like, “Shellie, we’ve seen [professionally] multiple people and no one has been nearly as effective as you have been.”