Imara Jones is host of caffeineTV, a three-minute daily news brief which gives a different take on diverse topics from housing policy to the Real Housewives. Imara covers the economics contributor to Colorlines Magazine.
His wide-ranging perspective has helped land him as a frequent guest on television and radio programs, including MSNBC’s The Melissa Harris Perry Show, Huffington Post Live, Al Jazeera America’s Inside Story, PBS’ Democracy Now!, CurrentTV’s Viewpoint, The Takeaway— a program of The New York Times and WNYC Public Radio, and Radio France.
Additionally his work has been featured in print and online in the UK’s The Guardian newspaper, BBC, Salon, The Nation, and The Washington Post Company’s The Root.
Imara, a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, received an undergraduate degree in political science and history from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Imara blends credentials with rich life experiences inspired by an array of the world’s cultures. He is an avid art collector and has traveled to almost two-dozen countries on every continent except Australia and Antarctic. Fluent in Portuguese, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil is Imara’s second home.
Prior to his work on caffeinetv, Imara held posts at Viacom where his work on the firm’s Know HIV/AIDS campaign garnered two EMMY Awards and a Peabody. Prior to joining Viacom, Imara served in the Clinton Administration where he held junior posts in international economic policy.
Follow Imara on Twitter @imarajones.