Keli Goff

Keli  Goff
Independent political commentator
Author and Political Analyst
New York, NY

Media Experience

Television, Print, Radio

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Since emerging as one of the most popular political commentators of the 2008 election, Keli Goff has appeared on more than 100 national and international news programs including: “The CBS Early Show,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” “The Joy Behar…

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Media and Entertainment, Politics

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Since emerging as one of the most popular political commentators of the 2008 election, Keli Goff has appeared on more than 100 national and international news programs including: “The CBS Early Show,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” “The Joy Behar Show,” FOX News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” (where she had a weekly segment) and BET’s “The Truth with Jeff Johnson,” for which she was a contributor.

Recently named a political correspondent for The Root, Keli previously served as a Contributing Editor for Loop21.com. Called “one of the most provocative political bloggers in the country” by the Philadelphia Tribune, Keli’s work has regularly been republished on the homepage of the Huffington Post where she is also a Contributor. Her writing has also appeared in the publications Cosmopolitan, TIME, ESSENCE and The Daily Beast, among others.

Her latest book, The GQ Candidate (Atria, July 2011/June 2012), which was recently re-released in paperback, was designated a recommended summer reading selection by MORE Magazine and The Los Angeles Times. Dubbed “a witty novel that reminds us that all politics is personal,” by Arianna Huffington, The GQ Candidate is part of a growing body of work that firmly establishes Keli as one of the foremost chroniclers of the Obama era of American politics. A featured essayist in the collection The Speech: Race and Barack Obama’s A More Perfect Union (Bloomsbury, 2009), Keli is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence (Basic Books, March 2008). Featuring interviews with voters and high profile leaders, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, Party Crashing is one of the first books to document the rise of “Generation Obama.” The Washington Post called it “engaging” while Professor Henry Louis Gates proclaimed, “Keli Goff gets it right in this incisive and entertaining book, which comes at a fascinating moment in black political life.”

Keli’s work has been the subject of coverage in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, USA Today and many other publications. She is cited as an expert source in the book The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging and is profiled in No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How we Think about Power, the latest book by bestselling author Gloria Feldt.

A member of the National Association of Black Journalists, 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. www.keligoff.com

Keli tweets from @keligoff.

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