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T.J. Raphael ’11

T.J. Raphael ’11 (journalism, political science minor) is currently host and senior producer Sony Music Entertainment. She’s a reporter, producer, sound designer, and host of productions including: “Broken: Jeffrey Epstein”, “VIRAL”, and “Do The Work”.

After years of research, she’s telling the story of unexpected DNA testing results in a new podcast, BioHacked: Family Secrets, which was Apple Podcast’s Pick of the Week on March 18, 2022 and landed on Apple’s New and Noteworthy list the following week.

Previously, Raphael was senior producer, podcasts at Slate Magazine, working on hit shows like Slow Burn, The Political Gabfest, What Next, and Decoder Ring.

Prior to that, Raphael was a digital content editor for The Takeaway on public radio’s WNYC. She was also senior editor of FOLIO: Magazine and, where she covered the evolving media landscape, technology, economics, social media, apps, publishing and marketing.

Earlier in her career, she was staff reporter for New York state’s capital newspaper, The Legislative Gazette, where she covered Constitutional law, Congressional elections and the New York State Legislature. She was a contributing writer to The Village Voice in New York City, and a general assignment reporting intern for the New York Daily News where she covered everything from entertainment to crime.

Her work has been cited by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, The Economist, and The Washington Post, among others.