Diversity reboot 2022
Patrice Peck
Summit Speaker
Journalist & Founder, Coronavirus News for Black Folks

Patrice is a journalist and the founder of Coronavirus News for Black Folks, a weekly newsletter that aims to empower our community by circulating existing coronavirus (COVID-19) news and stories as it relates to the Black Diaspora. She is a former host and writer for BuzzFeed. With over 10 years of experience at both media companies and startups, Patrice also brings a thoughtful perspective and blend of self-starting, creative chops and digital data-savvy. She's entrepreneurial at heart and a team player recognized for viral stories, dynamic ideas, and an impassioned, intersectional approach. In 2017 alone, Patrice’s writing garnered more than 34,000,000 views, including viral hits like “Just A Friendly PSA That You Don’t HAVE To Lay Your Edges Down If You Don’t Wanna” and “9 Types Of Street Harassment You've Probably Experienced If You're A Woman.” She’s also produced, directed, and starred in videos for BuzzFeed’s As/Is YouTube channel, which has more than 9,000,000 subscribers. Her work can also be found at The Huffington Post, NBC, EBONY.com, BET.com, OkayAfrica, and more.