Jasmyne Cannick has developed a strong national following for her willingness to take on uncomfortable and hard to discuss issues around race, politics and society and tell it like it is. She is known for bringing attention to stories that would have gone under-reported, overlooked, or just ignored.
She has won numerous awards for her op-eds and reporting and is a frequent on-air contributor. Her writings and commentary have been featured in newspapers from coast to coast and on websites including the award-winning Huff Post, L.A. Weekly, Advocate, Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, and Ebony Magazine to name a few. Her television credits include CNN, Fox News, Dateline, Good Morning America, The Young Turks and more.
Among her many accolades, Jasmyne was named one of ESSENCE Magazine’s 25 Women Shaping the World, one of the Most Influential African-Americans in Los Angeles Under 40 and one of Los Angeles’ Most Fascinating Angelenos by the L.A. Weekly. In 2019, she was one of the Out100 as Journalist of the Year award from Out Magazine
A forward thinker with the ability to tackle hard to address issues from an unapologetically Black point of view, Jasmyne continues to challenge and shape public opinion while encouraging civic engagement for positive social change and advocating for underrepresented and marginalized communities.
No stranger to radio, she is a former co-anchor and reporter for the “Evening News” on Los Angeles Pacifica radio station 90.7FM KPFK. Prior to its recent cancellation, Ms. Cannick was a regular on TVOne’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin and continues to appear on Martin’s new show “Roland Martin: Unfiltered.”
Jasmyne has been a regular commentator on NPR including the now-defunct “News and Notes” shows. She’s worked as a segment producer on KJLH-FM’s “Front Page” show and continues to be a regular contributor to Southern California’s premier news and current affairs show focused on the African-American community. She is also a regular contributor to KABC 790 AM’s “Midday Live with Dr. Drew.”