Chiquita Paschal is an award-winning journalist, editor and podcast consultant who specializes in developing and producing podcasts about art, culture and politics. Her production and editorial experience includes hard news, talk shows and highly-produced narrative storytelling.
She helped produce Gimlet Media's Uncivil, which won a Peabody in 2018. Previously, she was a member of the "Pod Squad" at BuzzFeed where she produced a variety of shows, including Another Round and See Something Say Something. Chiquita became skilled in the rigor of production by reporting daily segments across public media, from NPR's Morning Edition to PRI's The World. She began her career as an arts reporter in New Mexico, and as editor for youth media organization Generation Justice at KUNM.
As a consultant and freelance editor, her recent projects include Essence's celebrity pop culture interview podcast Yes Girl, politically engaging shows by women and people of color like Democracy in Color with Aimee Allison and Hysteria from Crooked Media. She has also developed independent shows about art and culture such as The Witch Wave and her own pilot about the creative process called Spark!
In addition to the art of podcasting, Chiquita loves to talk business. She was the founding Program Manager of PRX's Podcast Garage, and a coordinating judge for Radiotopia’s 2016 Podquest competition, where she counseled the early development of the Peabody- nominated show Ear Hustle. In 2013 she served as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Executive Fellow, where she developed strategy, research and business models for the then-emerging podcast market.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Chiquita graduated Hamilton College in Clinton, NY in 2010 with a degree in art and philosophy. She currently lives in Brooklyn. You can connect with her on Twitter @ChiquitaPaschal, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.