Logan Nakyanzi Pollard is the Associate Dean of Auburn.
Nakyanzi Pollard’s spent two decades learning how to tell stories, her own and others; in front of the camera and behind the microphone, and during some of the key political moments of our recent history. A featured writer with The Huffington Post for a decade, her work is cited in The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging (Simon & Schuster) and often drew upon her background being raised by an African immigrant scientist and an Irish-American deacon, both of whom shared the same Episcopalian faith— as well as her adventures in the world of broadcast news. Her criticism, commentary and reporting is also published at ABC News, The Guardian, and other digital media. Pollard cut her teeth at ABC News’ World News Tonight, and was part of the team of producers awarded (5) Emmys for breaking news coverage.
She has led the production of shows helmed by a number of leading progressive political pundits, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ron Reagan, Rachel Maddow, Cenk Uygur, comic Janeane Garofalo, and Grammy-winning musician, Steve Earle. She’s commissioned stories, guided reporters and edited news for NPR, and managed production processes at various outlets, including Al Jazeera television, where she shaped nightly news production and launched a magazine show. At Al Gore’s Current TV, she worked as a senior producer and on-air contributor, at P. Diddy’s Revolt TV, she helped launch a news department, and at Hayden Studios— co-managed the business and operations side of a multi-studio film, commercial, and HD television production complex in Los Angeles. And most recently, was the on-air reporter covering California for Public News Service.
She graduated with honors from Amherst College, and married her college sweetheart.