Jamila Bey is a journalist based in Washington, DC where she recently hosted the radio show The Sex, Politics and Religion Hour: SPAR With Jamila. Bey is also a writer for the Washington Post blog, She the People. A stand-up comedian, Jamila says she enjoys the stage “because it’s a cheaper hobby than scrapbooking.” Jamila served a decade-long stint as a producer and editor at National Public Radio working for shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Tell Me More with Michel Martin, and Talk of the Nation. Bey’s work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Humanist of London, Jazz Times Magazine, WebMD, The Today Show and radio stations around the country. Her areas of expertise include health and family policy, and all issues concerning the First Amendment. Bey particularly enjoys reporting on issues concerning religion and the separation of church and state. As a vocal atheist and freethinker, she raises awareness of religious issues in the black community and for black women in particular.