Jamil Smith

Journalist, Writer, and Editor in Los Angeles, California

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I am currently a contributing writer toThe Daily Beast. I've also written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, Esquire, and Timeline. I regularly appear on NPR, WNYC, and KCRW radio, along with various cable news shows and podcasts. Recently, I guest-hosted WNYC's morning program, "The Brian Lehrer Show," and "To the Point" at KCRW in Los Angeles.

Most recently, I was a Senior National Correspondent for MTV News, covering national politics and social justice during the 2016 presidential election and beyond. I also co-hosted the MTV podcast THE STAKES, for which I interviewed guests such as Rep. John Lewis and director Ava DuVernay.

I am represented by William Morris Endeavor. For speaking engagements, contact FRESH Speakers.

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  • Education
    • University of Pennsylvania