La Toya Tooles is a multiplatform journalist dedicated to helping others lift their stories above the white noise of today’s media landscape. She is fluent in social and digital media, in-depth reporting and compelling writing.

Her unique history gives her a passion for storytelling for the purpose of affecting public dialogue and placing information in the hands of consumers.

She has written for The Brooklyn Ink, Salon.com, OhDang!Mag, The Afro American, The Golden Gate [X]Press and the Western Edition.

La Toya currently works at Youth Radio in Oakland. She previously worked at KQED and The Center for Investigative Reporting in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a master’s degree in digital media from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s in print journalism from San Francisco State University. She is a longtime nerd known for her love of fantasy novels, old and new radio shows, crafting, coding and flow charts.