Tiffany Cross has been talking about politics for years. In her career spanning over 20 years, she regularly explores the intersections where race and politics overlap. She gives people an understanding of what it means to be a minority in various political landscapes.
With her own show on MSNBC titled The Cross Connection, Cross has created what she called in a post for The Grio, "a home for us all." She said, "Home is where we love, fight, argue, and may sit across the table and cross talk, but in the end, we all know we’re welcome."
Tiffany Cross hosts a brand new show on MSNBC about politics
The Cross Connection may have only started airing on MSNBC since December 2020, but it may have been years in the making for Tiffany Cross. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a degree in Mass Communications with a focus on TV, radio, and film.
In her post for The Grio, Cross states that the news media spaces she's been in have mostly been white so she felt it necessary to create a space for herself as a Black woman. "On The Cross Connection, we’re creating a news home for the rising majority of America," the post says.
"The world where the majority of Americans under 18 aren’t white, and are Asian American/Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans and those of multi-ethic backgrounds."
Tiffany Cross and MSNBC
The Cross Connection is Cross's first position at MSNBC, but she has previously appeared on the network. She's been on segments of different MSNBC shows to promote her book Say It Louder!: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy and the show.
According to Vulture, Cross was a regular panelist on the former MSNBC show AM Joy. After the show ended, Cross was one of the hosts in a rotation that temporarily filled the timeslot until a permanent replacement was found Cross's new show and one hosted by Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart.
Where Tiffany Cross worked before MSNBC
Although The Cross Connection is a new venture for Cross, she has worked in news media for years. After getting a degree in mass communications with a concentration on TV, radio, and film from Clark Atlanta University, she had a long career in the field.
According to her website, Cross was a senior adviser at the National Education Association and DC Bureau Chief and Manager of News and Public Affairs at BET News. She was also the network's liaison to the Obama Administration. She was an associate producer at CNN where she covered political topics like Capitol Hill and was a field producer for America’s Most Wanted and Discovery Communications.
Has Tiffany Cross written a book?
Cross's book, Say It Louder!: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy, was published in July 2020. In the book, she discusses the role that African Americans have played in American democracy. She talks about the growing push from Black people to have a voice in politics while being pushed out by opposing forces.
Tiffany Cross's salary at MSNBC
Although it's unclear what Cross's MSNBC salary is, with her newest position, some sources estimate it could be anything from $44,000 to $120,000.