Akilah Hughes is a writer, comedian and YouTuber, recently residing in Los Angeles, CA. She's been a digital correspondent for MTV, HBO, Fusion, Comedy Central and more. A Sundance Labs and USC MacArthur Foundation Civic Media Fellow, Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin Random House) published a collection of her personal essays titled Obviously: Stories from my Timeline in the fall of 2019. Her comedic YouTube channel, "It's Akilah, Obviously!" has amassed more than 150,000 subscribers and “What a Day,” her daily news podcast from Crooked Media, debuted in October 2019 at number one on the charts.