What's Your Angle?

JFF 328
Morning Panel

Amara Aguilar

USC Annenberg Assoc. Professor of Professional Practice

Chhaya Nene

Freelance reporter, Show Biz India

Chhaya Néné is a multimedia journalist and actress with a passion for helping people. Néné's work as a one-woman band expands from Miami to England, India, and Los Angeles. She has contributed to Reader's Digest,, Headlines Today, Zee TV, NBC, The Washington Post, and more.

 Néné graduated from her program as Valedictorian with a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Southern California and is currently based in Los Angeles.  On the acting side, you can find Nene on 'The OA Part Two", "Speechless", "A Crooked Somebody" and more. 

Abigail Bassett

Freelance journalist, previous CNN reporter

Abigail Bassett is an experienced journalist, writer, conference and video host, and video producer with more than 15 years of diverse experience in writing, video production, and editorial management. A winner of numerous awards, including two Emmys, Abigail has worked with Fortune 500 companies & start-ups to raise brand awareness through compelling storytelling and partnerships. She previously was the Executive Producer for auto site Edmunds and she spent 10 years as a senior producer at CNN. She is currently a full-time freelance journalist covering health and wellness, lifestyle, travel, automotive, and business content. She is also a certified yoga teacher. 

Shereen Marisol Meraji

Host, Reporter, and Senior Producer, NPR's Code Switch podcast

Shereen Marisol Meraji is the co-host and senior producer of NPR's Code Switch the preeminent podcast about race, culture and identity in the U.S. She's worked in audio storytelling for nearly two decades and is an expert in the field. 

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