Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP.
He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his number one passion of his since he was a kid and is blessed to be around people telling their stories and sharing it to the world. Before joining WTOP, Abedje was a digital content producer at the Black News Channel where he wrote feature stories highlighting the perspective of Black communities and executed the production of audience-first, engaging storytelling through digital articles, videos, photo galleries, social media, push alerts, live streams and interactive elements.
Previously, he was freelance reporter for two local D.C. newspapers called the Current Newspapers and The Northwest Courier where he covered high school sporting events, wrote feature stories about games, athletes and coaches, pitched story ideas to editors, and produced web, digital, and print content. Additionally, Abedje had four summer (three sports and one radio production) internships at the Voice of America and spent almost two years as a production assistant at the same station.
He graduated from George Mason University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with a concentration in Journalism. Abedje is a huge sports junkie as he eats and breathes sports, such as basketball and football. You can check out the work he has done on his portfolio. You can email him Tadiwos.firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @realTadiAbedje.