Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who writes for NBCNews’ NBC BLK, TheRoot.com and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). She is also the Managing Editor of Politic365.  She writes on politics, education, tech and justice reform. Ms. Burke created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com

Ms. Burke has also authored three books of photography including two on President Obama’s 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.

Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Twitter: @LVBurke E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.