David A. Love

Professor, Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

Journalism and Media Studies Professor, Rutgers University. Writer for theGrio, First Boulevard, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, CNN Opinion. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WURD.


Center for Bioethics AAAPI Panel - America is in the Heart: AAAPI Resilience, Empowerment, and Coalition-Building

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On this episode of #VoteForYourLife, Byron Allen is joined by Dr. Jody Armour, Dr. Jason Johnson, Dr. Christina M. Greer, David A. Love, April Ryan, and theGrio's VP of Digital Content Natasha S. Alford to discuss the final days before the election, what we have learned under the 4 years of Donald Trump, and what voters should be doing to hold elected officials accountable beyond November 3rd. Link to Story

Black Guy White Guy Talking Podcast

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Racial Justice Series - Jews of Color

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Black Lives Matter Movement: Democracy and Social Prejudices in the US and India

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David A. Love on CNN 11-27-19 - "Obama is wrong: Dems are not #TooFarLeft"


A Broader View: Episode 16

This episode takes on the state of race and gender in sports by examining the controversies surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike campaign and Serena Williams’ match against Naomi Osaka. Host Dan Bartels discusses the new Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick which premiered at the NFL season opener.
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Wake Up With WURD 11.15.17 - David Love


Inside Story - Will Donald Trump last through his first full term as US president?

Will Donald Trump last through his first full term as US president? There has not been a dull moment in the White House since US President Donald Trump took office. In the past eight months there's been a series of executive orders and a string of high profile departures. Yet the president insists there is "no chaos" in his administration.
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Community Conversation: Race and Our Police Force

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David A. Love on Jeff Sessions' reversal of Obama-era drug sentencing policies

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Law & Order in the Sessions/Trump Era


David A. Love

David A. Love is a professor, journalist and commentator who writes investigative stories and op-eds on a variety of issues, including politics, social justice, human rights, race, criminal justice and inequality. He is a writer for CNN, The Appeal, theGrio, First Boulevard, Al Jazeera and In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian and HuffPost, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic and The New Republic.

Love has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, SiriusXM, WURD, CBC News and ABC News Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). He was a producer for Democracy Now! and a contributor to the books, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 (2021); States of Confinement: Policing, Detention and Prisons (2000), A Reader for College Writers, 6th Ed. (2004), At the Tea Party (2010) and Current Controversies: The Death Penalty (2015).

Love is an instructor at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, where he trains students in a social justice journalism lab, and edits and publishes student work for the online publication NJ Spark. He has taught at the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication in the Media Studies and Production Department.

In addition to his journalism career, Love has worked as an advocate and leader in the nonprofit sector, served as a legislative aide, and as a law clerk to two federal judges. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.