Sylvia A. Harvey (SAH) is an independent journalist/storyteller and a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. SAH makes it a point to write and report on communities underrepresented in mainstream media. Her need to investigate the way culture, politics, history, behavior and economics intersect and produce naturally led to her reporting at the intersection of race, gender, culture and policy.

Her work has appeared in: The Nation, Yes! Magazine, Colorlines, The Feminist Wire, Huffington Post, Narratively, The New York Post, News One, Cornell Chronicle, Columbia Journalist, AOL’s Bedford-Stuyvesant Patch, where she served as the gentrification columnist, and more. Her commentary on race and the criminal justice system has been featured on WNYC, NPR, WBAI, HuffPost Live and more.

The Oakland native holds a Bachelors of Arts in sociology from Columbia University and a Masters of Science in journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.


She welcomes collaboration, dialogue, and inquiries, so feel free to reach out!