Chiké Frankie Edozien, a Nigerian-American, is an experienced and award winning Journalist and Writer now based in Accra, Ghana where he is the Director of New York University, Accra. His memoir The Lives of Great Men published in 2017, is a Lambda Award Winner. Frankie's career has spanned broadcast journalism working with BET and ABC to working for the New York Post for 15 years as its City Hall Reporter and lead writer on legislative affairs from 1999-2008. His coverage of major news stories including the aftermath of the shooting death of Amadou Diallo, HIV/AIDS and healthcare disparities in communities around the Big Apple was critically acclaimed. In 2008 he exposed a decades long secretive slush fund scheme that resulted in reforming the way the City Council doled out taxpayer funds and a federal investigation that saw several lawmakers jailed. He covered crime, courts, labor issues and human services public health and politics, reporting from around the country and abroad for the paper.

In 2001, he co-founded the AFRican Magazine served as the editor-in-chief. Edozien fully embraced digital platforms for doing journalism and was a founding blogger of the New York Times hyper-local Fort Greene blog. And routinely contributed international news and analysis to ‘Rendezvous’ the digital portal of the International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times).

He is a journalist who has honed his skills writing about government, health and cultural issues for a variety of publications. His work has appeared in The Times (UK), Vibe magazine, Out Traveler,, The Advocate, Colorlines, GlobalPost, Time Magazine & more.

Chiké Frankie Edozien has been a guest on 2 episodes.