Gaby Wilson is a correspondent reporter for MTV News, where she’s interviewed artists like Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus. She frequently hosts special events for the channel like the MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpets.
Along with music news and artist interviews, Wilson also reports on political and current events for MTV’s audience. She's hosted MTV's live 2016 presidential election night coverage, sat down with Chelsea Clinton for the launch of the Clinton Foundation's No Ceilings project, and moderated a conversation about climate change with former Vice President Al Gore for MTV's An Inconvenient Special town hall.
Connecting with MTV's audience on the issue of climate change is of particular importance for Wilson, and led her to develop a week-long campaign around climate activism and scientific literacy for the channel ahead of the 2017 People’s Climate March. The campaign included interviews with Bill Nye, Rhea Suh (president of the Natural Resources Defense Council), and several young environmental activists suing the federal government for the right to a livable climate.
Before transitioning to her current role, Wilson was MTV News' Style editor, leading the outlet's fashion coverage and contributing to special projects like the reboot of House of Style. In 2015, she earned a Cynopsis Media Rising Star Award for her work in this position.
While fashion and style may have gotten her in the door, it's Wilson's love of music and storytelling coupled with a passion for elevating young voices that called her to a career at MTV News.
Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Virginia in English and Biology, has lived in five countries and six states, and her favorite Blink-182 album is "Dude Ranch."
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