Reggie Ponder

Reggie Ponder, The Reel Critic, captivates audiences on WBEW 91.1 FM Chicago/, and is a prominent voice in film critique. He also pens a weekly column for The Garfield/Lawndale Voice Chicago and freelances for various publications. Reggie spearheads initiatives to amplify Black voices in film with his latest endeavor, The Reel Critic Roundtable, which brings together four African American critics for dynamic discussions on cinema. Explore Reggie’s insightful commentary on film and the entertainment industry at & With an AB in sociology from Princeton University and an MBA in marketing and economics from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Reggie draws on diverse disciplines in his pursuit of meaningful dialogues. His mantra: “If we are not creating a dialogue, we are just talking to ourselves.” To join the dialogue, connect with Reggie on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter @TheReelCritic.

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