Together with Lauren Wiliams, Akoto founded Capital B, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit local and national news organization centering Black communities and experiences. Akoto brings a wealth of journalism and leadership experience to her role as Chief Audience Officer. She was previously Managing Editor at The Trace, where she was responsible for partnerships, special projects, and editorial operations. As a founding editor, Akoto helped secure more than 170 local and national editorial partners for The Trace’s features and investigations. She also held the positions of Associate Editor and Social Media Manager at The Root and Senior Editor at Essence Magazine.
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