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I'm Amari Pollard, a writer, sports commentator, podcaster, and audience development strategist. My writing covers culture, wellness, and sports and has been featured in The Week, MindbodyGreen, Bustle, VeryWell, Inside Lacrosse, and more. I co-host EPSN's Sound On with Tari & Amari and Athletes Unlimited's Draft Off with Tari & Amari, as well as the podcast So-Called Oreos. 


I recently graduated with my M.A. in Media and Communication from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, where I was a Roy H. Park Fellow studying Strategic Communication. Before graduate school, I worked in New York for The Week as their Social Media Editor and later became the website’s first Head of Audience Development. Although Chapel Hill, NC is now where I rest my head, Upstate New York will always be home. I grew up in a small town outside of Syracuse, NY and attended Le Moyne College to study Communications. While at Le Moyne, I was a part of the Integral Honors and Creative Writing programs, spearheaded the college newspaper as its Editor in Chief, and played midfield for the women’s lacrosse team.  


Creating engaging content is my passion and I hope it will always be a part of the work I do. I love connecting with people, so feel free to email me. I oddly enjoy receiving emails.