Kathryn Buford

Washington, DC, USA

Professional Experience

In 2009 I co-founded Live Unchained, a platform featuring in-depth interviews with innovative women and creatives across the African diaspora. With a keen eye for talent, I secured and conducted more than 100 interviews with artists from over 16 countries. Editing and writing for my own blog attracted various publications. I quickly became a well-published freelancer with a strong perspective on arts, culture, wellness, business and technology. My wide-ranging portfolio includes interviews with technology and creative CEOs, entrepreneurs, visual artists and intellectuals. My expository and critical features are equally eclectic; I have written on Jay-Z's ground-breaking deal with Samsung, fine and graphic art reviews and business profiles. I ask provocative questions and create sticky and delicious content that keeps readers engaged and eager to spread the word. I honed my excellent research skills as a Sociology graduate student and am currently pursuing my PhD.


6 Years
6 Years
6 Years


Arts & Humanities
6 Years
3 Years
Women's Issues
6 Years


Academia Teaching
4 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
3 Years
Online/new media
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Live Unchained (10+), Pamil Visions (10+), SiliconANGLE (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Howard University (3-5), Catalyst Ideas (1-2), International Reggae Poster Contest (1-2)


Laptop, Camera phone, Audio recorder


Kristen Nicole, SiliconANGLE, Managing Editor, 210-854-7132, kristen@siliconangle.com; Montr Missouri, Howard University, 202-580-9963, mmissouri@howard.edu


2014 National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) $500 grant for web development for www.liveunchained.com 2013 University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Entrepreneurship Grant - $1,000.00 2013 The H.I.V.E. (Home of Innovators Visionaries and Entrepreneurs) Creative Economy Residency Awardee 2012 Dingman Entrepreneurship Competition Finalist, University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business 2011 Ford Foundation Sponsored NewU Media Entrepreneurship Fellowship, Las Vegas, NV