Kyra Kyles

CEO at YR Media
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As a digital native, CEO of a nonprofit national media outlet and past Editor-in-Chief of EBONY magazine, I have an insatiable appetite for creating compelling, insightful, viral editorial and branded content that enriches emotional connections through storytelling, propelling audience engagement to new heights. I have a well-deserved reputation as an inspirational leader and award-winning journalist who creates a fun yet amazingly productive ecosystem that ignites creativity and enriches teamwork. Under my leadership, dynamic professionals produce the highest quality content on demanding deadlines to deliver results across the multimedia spectrum: digital, broadcast, video, social, print & advertorial.

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  • Just as our organization champions underrepresented voices in the media and music industries, this interactive effort allows our young storytellers to question, and potentially course-correct, the direction of a technology that is increasingly ubiquitous. A.I. holds great promise, but that potential is squandered if we don’t examine how it replicates or deepens systemic inequities.

    28 April 2021
  • Behind Our Masks’ exemplifies the power of the California Youth Media Network and its ability to help amplify our young content creators’ voices and perspectives on critical issues like the current pandemic – locally and nationally.

    28 April 2021
  • People don’t need to be empowered, they just need other people to quiet down a little bit, so that they can be heard and not dominate the conversation, whether it’s because you’re an older person, or you know, a person who’s white, or whatever you are that’s allowing you that microphone. Sometimes you just need to pass that to the left or to the right, so that other people can speak.

    28 April 2021
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