Chinwe C.A. Oniah




Adobe: Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects

Audio: Reaper, Pro Tools, Logic

Other: Final Cut Pro, Motion

Coding: WordPress, Squarespace, HTML, CSS, CMS

Hardware: Marantz 620 and 660, Canon DSLR, JVC HMU Video Camera

Languages: French, Nigerian Pidgin



CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

M.A., Arts and Culture Reporting

University of California, Riverside

B.A., Media and Cultural Studies, Minor in Business Administration



• Some Social Media management for music act Girl Swallows Nightingale

• President, CUNY chapter of National Association of Black Journalists 2014

• Volunteer Photographer for Oakland First Fridays

• Transcription for The New York Times   Lens Blog


Women Sound Off|Media Platform                  

Contributor                                                                                                         Feb 2018 – Present

Create and curate profile and news stories of women in creative industries in the Bay Area. Leverage engagement with blog posts. Contribute and  manage WSO voice in social media platforms.


California Magazine | Publication                                               January 2018 – Present

Freelance Reporter | Video Journalist

Produce long-form general interest stories, Q &A and science stories relevant to UC Berkeley students and alumni. Produce and direct short and  long-form videos for the web and social.


PushBlack | Media Platform                                                  

Contributor                                                                          Oct 2017 – December 2017

Researched and wrote articles about black history and black news. Wrote six short-form articles weekly.


Rehab Online Magazine |Media  Platform         

Contributor                                                                                            Sept 2016 – April 2018 

Pitch and write articles and stories on music and culture. Write social media copy for promotion.


·BLOC | Media Agency                                                                                             Summer 2016

Part of team charged with re-branding structure and new strategy for the agency. Created and curated life-style content towards millennials. Assisted Director of Content with interactive posts.


WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show | NPR | Radio                         

Intern Producer                                                                                        June 2015 – Dec 2015

Produced segments on human interest stories. Pitched ideas for different special news coverage. Pitched and produced audio snapshot of police brutality around the country that preceded our “Radio Talks Race” special program.

Mott Haven Herald/Hunt’s Point Express | Hyper-Local Newspaper

Intern Reporter                                                                                                         Summer 2014

Reported on Hunt’s Point and Mott Haven neighborhoods of the Bronx. Photographed and created photo stories for Hunts Point Express.


·CUNY Press | Publishing                                                                       

Editorial Assistant                                                                                             Oct 2013 – May 2014

Part of proofreading and editing team. Curated publication list for CUNY Journalism School students to pitch stories to. Handled administrative tasks.

The Nabe | Hyper-Local Newspaper                                             

Reporter                                                                                                          Sept 2013 – Jan 2014

Reported on the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Wrote crime blotter and broke the news of notable museum’s move to a new space.