Fellows & Editors


Teresa Wiltz

Liberia 2010
The Root.com

Teresa Wiltz is a senior editor for The Root.com, where she helps to oversee daily production of the African-American web magazine. She has also been a senior culture writer for the publication, where she focused on cultural criticism in African-American interest, co-created the pop culture blog “Their Eyes Were Watching,” and helped to create multi-media packages for the website. Previously she was a staff writer for the Style section of The Washington Post, where she wrote on a number of pop culture topics, as well as blogged about television for washingtonpost.com’s “Channel This.” She also covered life and culture in Kabul, Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era in 2002. Prior to joining The Washington Post/Slate Magazine Group, she worked for The Chicago Tribune as a columnist, features writer, fashion writer, and staff writer at the metropolitan desk. Wiltz has a BA in Drama/English with Honors from Dartmouth College, and a MS in Journalism from Northwestern University.

You can follow Teresa on Twitter: @teresawiltz.


  • Modern African Feminists: Struggles and Achievements

    Teresa Wiltz reports on her recent Gatekeeper Editors' trip to Liberia with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Teresa, senior editor at TheRoot.com, focused in particular upon women's issues, including sexual violence. ...

  • Feminism’s Vital Role in Rebuilding Liberia

    If you've seen the award-winning 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, then this will be a familiar story: How a group of Liberian women"ā€¯Muslims and Christians, young and not so...

  • Rape Counseling for an Entire Nation

    Photo: Teresa Wiltz We're in the upper edges of Liberia, neighboring the border of Guinea, enjoying an alfresco dinner with the crew from the local radio station, swatting at mosquitoes, swigging down...

  • Liberia: War-Weary, With Echoes of Old Dixie

    I'm zipping around Liberia in a turbo-charged tour of the West African country, ricocheting from public hospital to presidential digs to rubber plantation to rape clinic, taking it all in: the shell...

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