Yesha Callahan is the Deputy Managing Editor of The Root and has covered topics ranging from entertainment, culture to breaking news. With a keen sense of what makes a great news story, Yesha has been crucial in breaking news, most notably the missing Nigerian school girls, Deandre Harris’ beating during the Charlottesville Nazi rally, as well as highlighting the missing girls in the Washington, D.C. area.

In addition to online media, Yesha is also a television writer, and previously wrote for a late night talk show on BET and is currently developing a television show with The Daily Show’s creator, Madeleine Smithberg and her writing partner, Danielle Belton.