Niala Boodhoo


Niala is the host and executive producer of The 21st, a new statewide, interactive weekday talk show for Illinois.

She is also National Vice-President for Broadcast for the Asian American Journalists Association.

She's been a journalist since 2000 for Reuters, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, and WBEZ.

She often lectures or hold workshops about social media and multimedia journalism, for colleges, universities and professional associations.

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Timothy Killeen
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On the 21st: We talked with University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen, Western Illinois president Western Illinois president Jack Thomas and Larry Dietz, president of Illinois State University in Normal, about how state universities are handling budget issues for the upcoming school year.