For mixing comedy with commentary
Tracy Clayton is a staff writer and member of the BuzzFeed Pod Squad, where she co-hosts the Another Round podcast. The weekly show features Clayton and fellow BuzzFeed writer Heben Nigatu sipping bourbon, laughing at Clayton’s jokes, and talking with each other and their guests about timely topics—from mental health and police brutality to all things Beyoncé—that matter to them and to their hundreds of thousands of weekly listeners. Launched in March 2015, the hour-long show is known as much for its insightful interviews with such big names as Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Hannibal Buress as for introducing its audience to lesser-known artists, comedians, and bloggers of color. The chemistry between the co-hosts, who met when Clayton joined the media company in 2014, holds it all together. Before BuzzFeed, Clayton was the editor of The Root’s Chatterati section, where she chronicled the goings on of black Twitter. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Clayton moved to New York in 2014 to work at BuzzFeed.