Selly Thiam is a Senegalese- American journalist, filmmaker, radio producer and writer. She started her career reporting for National Public Radio in Chicago – this led to her producing for the Storycorps oral history project in New York City and then becoming lead producer on the Storycorps Griot Initiative , an Initiative which in partnership with National Public Radio broadcast the stories of African-Americans from across the United States. Selly went on to work for PBS and the New York Times and was a Carnegie Fellow with the ABC News Investigative Unit.
Selly is the Executive Producer of AfroQueer, an award winning podcast produced by None on Record. She is a 2018 #Africanofilter Fellow, a Ford Foundation fellowship that supports individuals working to create new narratives about Africa and the African continent.