David A. Love is a professor, journalist and commentator who writes op-eds and investigative stories on a variety of issues, including politics, social justice, human rights, race, criminal justice and inequality.
As Assistant Teaching Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, Love trains students in a social justice journalism lab called Media, Movements and Community Engagement. He also teaches courses such as Media Ethics and the Law, Gender, Race and Class in the Media, and Journalism and Social Issues. He has also taught at the Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication in the Media Studies and Production Department.
Love writes for theGrio, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Opinion and BlackCommentator.com. In addition, Love's work has appeared in CNN, NBC News, The Appeal, Al Jazeera, The Nation, The Guardian, The Progressive and HuffPost, and he has been quoted by The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic and The New Republic.
Love has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, SiriusXM, WURD, CBC News and ABC News Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). He was a producer for Democracy Now! and a contributor to the books, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 (2021); States of Confinement: Policing, Detention and Prisons (2000), A Reader for College Writers, 6th Ed. (2004), At the Tea Party (2010) and Current Controversies: The Death Penalty (2015).
In addition to his journalism career, Love has worked as an advocate and leader in the nonprofit sector, served as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, the executive director of Witness to Innocence, and as a law clerk to two Black federal judges. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.