About Keli Goff, Internationally Recognized Journalist
An internationally recognized multi-platform journalist, Keli Goff’s work has appeared in the publications Time, Cosmopolitan, Essence, The Houston Chronicle, and the web editions of The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian and New York magazine. Currently a Columnist for The Daily Beast and Special Correspondent for The Root, Keli has also served as a Contributor to The Huffington Post and The Washington Post blog “She the People.” Since the 2008 election she has appeared on more than 100 national and international news programs on the networks, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, BET and the BBC, providing political analysis and cultural criticism.
In addition to her work as a journalist in 2014 Keli was named a member of the Emerging Writers Group of the Public Theater. During this two-year fellowship she will work with 9 other writers on new content at the legendary artistic institution best known for producing Shakespeare in the Park.
The author of two books, her non-fiction debut Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence (Basic Books, March 2008), was critically acclaimed as one of the first books to document the rise of “Generation Obama.” Her second, the novel The GQ Candidate (Atria Books, July 2011), was designated a recommended summer reading selection by More Magazine and The Los Angeles Times.
Keli’s work has been the subject of coverage in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, USA Today and many other publications. She holds a B.A. from New York University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Born and raised in Texas, Keli now resides in Manhattan.
Interviewed by Freyan Billimoria, Director of Strategic Partnerships