KIBKABE ARAYA is a multimedia business and legal journalist currently working as the in-house desk editor at and focusing on the news coverage around corporate counsel. Writing 400 stories so far, she's contributed to Essence, The Seattle Times, and all the major publications in her hometown of Sacramento, California. An advocate for diversity and inclusion in the business journalism field, she's an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She's a Spelman College graduate who received her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. On her free time, she's the chief content creator behind she lit, a women-centric literary entertainment website. She's based in Los Angeles.