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Nomiki Konst is joining The Young Turks team as an investigative reporter.
She is a progressive activist, writer and talk show host regularly appearing on national media outlets discussing politics. She’s the host of “The Filter,” a three-hour nightly show broadcasted nationally on SiriusXM Progress. Konst is also a Political Contributor for CBS News, a contributing columnist to The Hill and has a bi-weekly guest spot on The Kelly File. She’s the founder of The Accountability Project, an investigative news start-up focused on corruption.
In 2016, Konst served on the DNC’s Platform Committee and as a national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders for President campaign. Previously, she was a surrogate for Draft Biden.
At 28-years-old, Konst vied to be the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress, running in her hometown, Tucson, AZ for the seat vacated by Rep. Giffords. She was recognized for challenging the status quo.
Before running for office, Konst was an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee Council and a National Co-Chair for Generation Forty Four, the under 45 professional fundraising arm of President Obama’s 2012 Re-Election campaign. She is a Truman National Security Project Partner, sits on the Board of Advisors for Running Start (LA) and Board of Directors for LaunchProgress and was named a Change.org Changemaker of the Year (2010). She also sat on the LA Board of the New Leaders Council and the Just Media Council. She was recently named a spokesperson for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV).
Konst is an advocate for women, civic reform, gun reform and millennials. From her start on Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign at 16 years old to serving as a National Co-Chair on Pres. Obama’s Re-Election campaign (Gen44), she’s worked in many areas of progressive politics, including organizing, communications, fundraising and media. Konst also worked in nonprofits and advocacy, from national campaigns against hydraulic fracturing to organ donation reform.
Currently, Konst is writing a book on generational feminism.