LaToya Foster, a native Washingtonian, has taken the most powerful city in the world by storm since debuting as the host of “In The Know,” a Sunday morning, independently-produced, public affairs/political talk show, which airs on Washington, D.C.’s ABC affiliate. She has defied the odds with her crossover appeal, bringing a fresh, engaging perspective to politics and current events. LaToya has the ability to cross racial and gender lines, political parties, and attract a younger audience to the world of politics. LaToya is the first and only Generation X, African-American female to host a Sunday morning political talk show in the Nation’s Capital and perhaps the country, distinguishing her from other popular commentators.
LaToya has appeared as a panelist and guest on MSNBC, Black Entertainment Television, Radio One and XM Radio.
Her winning personality and aggressive approach to getting the job done has led her to interview many of the world’s most prominent newsmakers, including the 2008 Presidential Candidates, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and NBA legend Michael Jordan.
In LaToya’s roles as commentator, host and producer, she has made it her priority to be the voice of the least, the last, and the lost when interviewing and booking prestigious guests. Her commitment to engaging the disenfranchised led her to produce a weekly political roundtable on her radio show “Live at 5,” which aired on the WOL Newstalk Network/Radio One, discussing the week’s top political stories with political analysts and strategists.
LaToya has also contributed to national publications, including Upscale Magazine, The Source, and Sister 2 Sister, in addition to covering professional sports for local publications, news wire services and talk radio. LaToya was also an active member of the Washington, D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission.
Additionally, LaToya has demonstrated her commitment to public service. As an International Transportation and Trade Specialist, LaToya worked closely with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Transportation Ministers of foreign countries, in efforts of creating alliances and reinvigorating transportation systems in third-world countries. LaToya frequently traveled to Africa in efforts of improving the quality of Africa’s transportation system to enhance U.S.-Africa trading opportunities.
In her spare time, LaToya volunteers countless hours to promoting civic engagement to minority communities, raising awareness to adoption and foster care, and mentoring inner-city youth. She is also a member of the National Congress of Black Women.
LaToya tweets from @latoyadcinsider.