Alicia Haywood is an award-winning producer who has been working in the professional media industry for 29 years. Her production background includes projects with iHeartMedia, How Stuff Works, Fusion TV, Microsoft’s AltspaceVR, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Radio, Onion Studios, AOL/TechCrunch, ABC Radio Networks, Hebrew Seminary for the Deaf and Hearing, The Style Network, The History Channel, and SiriusXM. She has also produced content for a wide range of brands including: Intel, Jockey, Arby’s Foundation, Britannica, Jupiter Medical Center, Ask The Mediatrician, and LiveNation. Her career achievements span nearly all media formats, yet her most fulfilling successes stem from her role as an educator.
She is a visiting assistant professor of convergence journalism for the Missouri School of Journalism, and a Ph.D. candidate in the department of curriculum and instruction at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches a course on Global Citizenship. In 2018, she founded iSpeakMedia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community media literacy education. Alicia is passionate about helping people better understand their relationship with media, and she played an instrumental role in launching Media Literacy Week in the United States in 2015. Today she serves as Florida’s Chapter Leader for Media Literacy Now.
Alicia earned a master’s degree in media studies and bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in content creation for film, television, and digital entertainment media from the UCLA-Extension.
She moved to Palm Beach County, Florida in August of 2020 (and recommends relocating during a global pandemic to no one). Her background also includes years in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago. And every now and then, she also officiates weddings.