LaToya M. Smith is a tech correspondent for eTech.TV. She covers startups, nonprofits, and wearable technologies.
She is also the CEO and Chief Content Strategist at Brass City Media, Inc. The New York-based content marketing agency creates high-quality original content, industry trends & insights to help financial services brands, marketers and writers better connect with multicultural audiences.
Prior to founding BCM, Smith held several positions with BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, starting as an editorial assistant and working her way up as editor of the magazines' second largest franchises—Wealth for Life and Financial Fitness. She was also an on-air correspondent for their nationally syndicated television show, Our World with Black Enterprise and has written for JET and Essence Magazine.
Among other recognitions, she was the recipient of two Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for General Reporting on her Black Enterprise January 2012 cover story, “BE Next: Masters of Design,” revealing a new generation of innovators who used their vision and talent to position industries for the 21st Century. She also won for Single Topic Series, “BE Financial Fitness Contest.”
Smith is also the co-director of NABJ's high school journalism program, First Take NYC.
She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History and B.S. in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University. Smith graduated with distinction from Boston University where she received her M.S. in Print Journalism. While studying at BU, she worked as a Statehouse reporter covering Massachusetts’s government and politics.