David A. Love

Journalist and Commentator


David A. Love

Writer for the Grio, CNN Opinion, Atlanta Black Star, The Progressive, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, Morpheus, The Guardian. Adjunct Journalism Instructor. Guest Commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, SiriusXM, CBC News.


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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Law & Order in the Sessions/Trump Era


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

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The Ticket: Alcohol and Sport

In The Ticket NewsRadio's Tracey Holmes wraps up the week in sport. This week: Despite warnings from the Royal College of Physicians and NSW Minister for Health, Cricket Australia replaced one alcohol company's sponsorship arrangement with another. Will alcohol sponsorship go the way of tobacco sponsorship?
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Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearings

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The Newsmakers: Team Trump

Trumping the competition: We take a look at who the President-elect has in mind as he prepares to name his cabinet.
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Inside Story - Are presidential debates important?

With weeks to go until the US presidential election, the two main candidates have held their first TV debate. Republican Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton fought over the economy, national security and foreign policy. Polls suggest the race for the country's top job is close.
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David A. Love on MSNBC discussing interracial marriage 2/16/12

Love on MSNBC discussing interracial marriage 2/16/12.

Al Jazeera Inside Story (29 Feb 2016) - "Are the Oscars too white?"

Al Jazeera Inside Story (29 Feb 2016) - "Are the Oscars too white?"
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Outrage on the Rise

Americans are mad! According to a recent Esquire/NBC News poll, half of our country’s population is angrier than they were a year ago. There are many fuels to these fires – average citizens consider the American dream to be a thing of the past, others are frustrated by political dysfunction. Recent events including high-profile police brutality incidents have people up in arms.
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David A. Love on Al Jazeera English discussing diversity and the Oscars 1/19/2016

Love on Al Jazeera English discussing diversity and the Oscars 1/19/2016.
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David A. Love

David A. Love is a 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 theGrio, CNN, Atlanta Black Star, The Philadelphia Citizen, NewsWorks, The Progressive, Morpheus and In addition, Love's work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian and HuffPost, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic and The New Republic.

Love has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, SiriusXM, CBC News and ABC News Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). He was a producer for Democracy Now! and a contributor to the books, 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 also an adjunct 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.

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.