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Yvonne Latty

Director, Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation

New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

FILED UNDER:Community Power, Health Disparities Research, Social Service Delivery

Yvonne Latty is the Director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her award-winning documentary “Sacred Poison” on the effects of uranium contamination in Navajo Nation and “To Build A Home” which looked at the housing crisis on the Navajo reservation and was screened for US lawmakers in the Capital Building in Washington DC.


Latty is the author of In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive (Polipoint Press 2006) and the critically acclaimed We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq (Harper Collins/Amistad 2004). In Conflict was turned into a theater piece that premiered at Temple University in October 2007, received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival played Off-Broadway In Conflict was also at the heart of a Wilton, Conn. high school play that after being banned by the school principal, became an international story and was then performed in several Off-Broadway theaters, including The Public Theater.


She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where she was an award-winning reporter specializing in urban issues. Latty was featured in two History Channel’s Documentaries, Honor Deferred and the Emmy award winner A Distant Shore: African Americans at D-Day.
Born and raised in New York City, she earned a BFA in Film/Television and later an MA in Journalism from New York University.
She has been featured in over 100 media outlets including, Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, CNN International, Fox News, NPR, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Detroit Free Press.