Sylvia Obell

Sylvia Obell is a journalist and on-air talent whose relatable and entertaining approach to news has made her a valued rising voice in culture. She's worked as a staff writer for BuzzFeed and Essence magazine and has hosted popular shows like the “Okay, Now Listen” podcast and “Get You A Me”, both collaborations with Netflix's Strong Black Lead, and Hella Opinions, an unapologetically black Twitter show she helped develop at BuzzFeed News. She was a producer/correspondent for the news site’s flagship morning show AM to DM. A celebrated writer, Sylvia has penned cover stories on Zendaya, Lizzo, Issa Rae, both Serena and Venus Williams, Keke Palmer, and more for popular magazines. Her reporting career includes on-air interviews with the likes of Gabrielle Union, Quinta Brunson, Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and many Bravo Real Housewives. In addition, she has provided on-camera commentary and hosted live conversations for major networks like ABC, BET, CBS News, BBC, Universal Pictures, and Bravo. She is an alum of North Carolina A&T State University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism who lives in Los Angeles, CA. All this being said, you most likely recognize her as the girl who said exactly what you were thinking on Twitter the other day.

Keke's World

Between three movies, numerous TV shows, and an album, the busiest woman in Hollywood somehow was able to give us an hour.

By Sylvia Obell

Kehlani Is Feeling It All

The singer stands up for her vision, for leaning into joy, and for all Black lives.

By Sylvia Obell