Carla Wills joined Democracy Now! in August 2015 after serving as director of news and public affairs at NPR-member station WEAA-FM in Baltimore. At WEAA, she led coverage of the police-involved killing of Freddie Gray and the subsequent uprising, which resulted in WEAA’s selection for the Association of Independents in Radio’s “Localore: Finding America” project to invent new storytelling models with and for communities not typically reached by public media.
Carla also has worked as an independent producer on nationally syndicated projects including Moments of the Moment: Civil Rights and Change in America, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. From 2010-2012, she was senior supervising producer of The Michael Eric Dyson Show, which won awards from the National Association of Black Journalists for hour-long specials with Maya Angelou and Bernice Johnson Reagon.
Carla spent more than a decade in print journalism at magazines including Essence, Uptown and Savoy. She began her media career in her native Baltimore as the founding editor of The Baltimore Sun’s Jubilee Magazine.