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Carlos Watson

CEO & Founder of Ozy Media

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 Carlos Watson Biography

Born to teachers in Miami, Carlos Watson has an insatiable appetite for learning that’s led him to an Emmy-winning journalism career and to found two companies — including OZY. Things didn’t always look so promising: Young Carlos was so rebellious that he was kicked out of kindergarten. But he went on to find his academic stride, earning degrees from Harvard and Stanford Law School. Now he’s a journalist and television host who’s earned praise for his ability to persuade high-profile guests to open up about a wide range of topics on camera — interviewing everyone from presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush to Jameela Jamil, Heidi Klum and Bill Gates.

In 2013, Watson flexed his entrepreneurial side and co-founded OZY Media, a daily digital magazine that uncovers the people and trends that are just percolating today but set to go big tomorrow — revealing what you need to know before other news outlets take notice. OZY has since grown into a diversified media company producing chart-topping podcasts, massive festivals and compelling television shows. The latest, debuting this week, is The Carlos Watson Show, a flavorful talk show built to meet this historic moment. With guests like Sean Spicer and potential vice presidential pick Rep. Karen Bass launching the first week, you’ll hear fresh perspectives on everything from the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests to the November election and more.

Watson’s curiosity was kindled at an early age in Miami by a mother who had lived and taught on three continents and a father whose love of news, especially politics and sports, was highly contagious. Despite this love of learning, Carlos had problems at school, leading his teachers to label him disruptive and learning disabled, resulting in his aforementioned eviction from kindergarten. “My mom always jokes,” he says, “that anyone who’d seen my first 10 years wouldn’t believe my last 10 years.”

But even with the troubles at school, the occasional need for food stamps and a car accident at age 11 that almost rendered him unable to walk, Watson persevered and is hell-bent on sharing his thirst for knowledge with the world.

After college, Watson worked at McKinsey & Company before founding an education company at age 29 called Achieva College Prep Services, which he later sold to The Washington Post Co. A television news career followed, with stints as a political commentator and host at CNN and MSNBC. But disillusioned with seeing the same five headlines regurgitated across every major news outlet each day, he decided to strike out on his own with OZY.

OZY is in many ways his curated party, but like all good hosts, Watson is merely a catalyst for the spirited and wide-ranging conversations among his guests, people who burn to learn more about the world and to do something with that insight. So join The Carlos Watson Show to learn new perspectives and have a helluva lot of fun.

Curiosity. Enthusiasm. Action. That’s OZY!

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Carlos Watson?

    Booking fees for Carlos Watson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carlos Watson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Carlos Watson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carlos Watson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carlos Watson for your next private or corporate function.
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Carlos Watson

CEO & Founder of Ozy Media

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Carlos Watson Biography

Born to teachers in Miami, Carlos Watson has an insatiable appetite for learning that’s led him to an Emmy-winning journalism career and to found two companies — including OZY. Things didn’t always look so promising: Young Carlos was so rebellious that he was kicked out of kindergarten. But he went on to find his academic stride, earning degrees from Harvard and Stanford Law School. Now he’s a journalist and television host who’s earned praise for his ability to persuade high-profile guests to open up about a wide range of topics on camera — interviewing everyone from presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush to Jameela Jamil, Heidi Klum and Bill Gates.

In 2013, Watson flexed his entrepreneurial side and co-founded OZY Media, a daily digital magazine that uncovers the people and trends that are just percolating today but set to go big tomorrow — revealing what you need to know before other news outlets take notice. OZY has since grown into a diversified media company producing chart-topping podcasts, massive festivals and compelling television shows. The latest, debuting this week, is The Carlos Watson Show, a flavorful talk show built to meet this historic moment. With guests like Sean Spicer and potential vice presidential pick Rep. Karen Bass launching the first week, you’ll hear fresh perspectives on everything from the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests to the November election and more.

Watson’s curiosity was kindled at an early age in Miami by a mother who had lived and taught on three continents and a father whose love of news, especially politics and sports, was highly contagious. Despite this love of learning, Carlos had problems at school, leading his teachers to label him disruptive and learning disabled, resulting in his aforementioned eviction from kindergarten. “My mom always jokes,” he says, “that anyone who’d seen my first 10 years wouldn’t believe my last 10 years.”

But even with the troubles at school, the occasional need for food stamps and a car accident at age 11 that almost rendered him unable to walk, Watson persevered and is hell-bent on sharing his thirst for knowledge with the world.

After college, Watson worked at McKinsey & Company before founding an education company at age 29 called Achieva College Prep Services, which he later sold to The Washington Post Co. A television news career followed, with stints as a political commentator and host at CNN and MSNBC. But disillusioned with seeing the same five headlines regurgitated across every major news outlet each day, he decided to strike out on his own with OZY.

OZY is in many ways his curated party, but like all good hosts, Watson is merely a catalyst for the spirited and wide-ranging conversations among his guests, people who burn to learn more about the world and to do something with that insight. So join The Carlos Watson Show to learn new perspectives and have a helluva lot of fun.

Curiosity. Enthusiasm. Action. That’s OZY!

Carlos Watson Videos

  • Carlos Watson: 'What Would Different Look Like?' - YouTube
  • Carlos Watson on CNN's New Day on Vimeo
  • Carlos Watson, Founder, OZY Media- Keynote Address - YouTube

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  • How to book Carlos Watson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Carlos Watson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Carlos Watson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Carlos Watson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Carlos Watson?

    Booking fees for Carlos Watson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carlos Watson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Carlos Watson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carlos Watson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carlos Watson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Carlos Watson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Carlos Watson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Carlos Watson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Carlos Watson for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Carlos Watson generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Wes Moore, Chris Hughes, Daymond John, Richard Florida and Andrea Mitchell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carlos Watson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Carlos Watson Speaker Videos

  • Carlos Watson: 'What Would Different Look Like?' - YouTube
    Carlos Watson on CNN's New Day on Vimeo
  • Carlos Watson, Founder, OZY Media- Keynote Address - YouTube

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