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Charles Blow

5 out of 5

Visual Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times; CNN Contributor & NY Times Best-Selling Author of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"

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 Charles Blow Biography

Charles M. Blow is the Visual Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, where his weekly column appears every Saturday. Mr. Blow’s columns tackle hot-button issues such as teen pregnancy, the national debt, the presidential race, gender roles, and the gay rights movement. Blow joined The Times in 1994 as the paper’s graphics editor; during his tenure he led the publication to win awards for work that included its information graphics coverage of 9/11 and the Iraq war.

Mr. Blow is a CNN contributor and also often appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe. He has appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s American Morning, Headline News' The Joy Behar Show, Fox News' Fox and Friends, the BBC and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio programs.

Charles' memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, was released in September 2014. In this captivating book, he mines the rich poetry of the out-of-time Louisiana town where he grew up--a place where slavery's legacy felt close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near constant wash of violence. An isolated boy, Blow is fiercely attached to his mother, a woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, a job plucking poultry, a soon to be ex-husband, and a love of newspapers and learning. But the closeness doesn't protect him from secret abuse at the hands of an older cousin. It's damage that triggers years of searing self-questioning, and Charles explores how this affected his college life and beyond. It is a bravely personal, one-of-a-kind story of self-invention--an instant classic of African-American storytelling from the South.

Mr. Blow graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communications. He lives in Brooklyn with his three children.

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  • Today's Social and Political Issues

    As a New York Times columnist known for his fearless brand of political and social commentary, Charles Blow has become a familiar face on TV and a frequent target for conservative critics. His column typically features charts, but it's mainly his words, written and spoken, that continue to spark conversation and debate about social and political issues of the day. As a speaker, Blow fearlessly tackles contentious issues, such as Dating, Childhood Obesity, Life in Large Cities, Acceptance of Gays in Society, and President Obama. Recently Blow has spoken on topics such as: Income Inequality, Xenophobia, Teen Pregnancy, Education and the relationship between journalism and justice as evident by the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Charles Blow?

    Booking fees for Charles Blow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Charles Blow, 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 Charles Blow?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charles Blow 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 Charles Blow for your next private or corporate function.
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Charles Blow

5 out of 5

Visual Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times; CNN Contributor & NY Times Best-Selling Author of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones"

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Charles Blow Biography

Charles M. Blow is the Visual Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, where his weekly column appears every Saturday. Mr. Blow’s columns tackle hot-button issues such as teen pregnancy, the national debt, the presidential race, gender roles, and the gay rights movement. Blow joined The Times in 1994 as the paper’s graphics editor; during his tenure he led the publication to win awards for work that included its information graphics coverage of 9/11 and the Iraq war.

Mr. Blow is a CNN contributor and also often appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe. He has appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s American Morning, Headline News' The Joy Behar Show, Fox News' Fox and Friends, the BBC and Al Jazeera, as well as numerous radio programs.

Charles' memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, was released in September 2014. In this captivating book, he mines the rich poetry of the out-of-time Louisiana town where he grew up--a place where slavery's legacy felt close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near constant wash of violence. An isolated boy, Blow is fiercely attached to his mother, a woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, a job plucking poultry, a soon to be ex-husband, and a love of newspapers and learning. But the closeness doesn't protect him from secret abuse at the hands of an older cousin. It's damage that triggers years of searing self-questioning, and Charles explores how this affected his college life and beyond. It is a bravely personal, one-of-a-kind story of self-invention--an instant classic of African-American storytelling from the South.

Mr. Blow graduated magna cum laude from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communications. He lives in Brooklyn with his three children.

Charles Blow Videos

  • Charles Blow: "I'm trying to be as true as humanly possible."
    Charles Blow, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, on being viewed as a leader in what can be called "the resistance," with his columns growing...
  • Fire Shut Up in My Bones: An Interview with Charles Blow
    Op-ed columnist for the New York Times, Charles Blow, discusses his critically acclaimed best-selling memoir with Senior VP and Publisher at...
  • Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series: Charles Blow
    This year's inaugural speaker is Charles Blow, noted journalist, author and New York Times columnist. Blow is an award-winning Visual Op-ed columnist...

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Charles Blow Speaking Topics

  • Today's Social and Political Issues

    As a New York Times columnist known for his fearless brand of political and social commentary, Charles Blow has become a familiar face on TV and a frequent target for conservative critics. His column typically features charts, but it's mainly his words, written and spoken, that continue to spark conversation and debate about social and political issues of the day. As a speaker, Blow fearlessly tackles contentious issues, such as Dating, Childhood Obesity, Life in Large Cities, Acceptance of Gays in Society, and President Obama. Recently Blow has spoken on topics such as: Income Inequality, Xenophobia, Teen Pregnancy, Education and the relationship between journalism and justice as evident by the Trayvon Martin shooting.

FAQs on booking Charles Blow

  • How to book Charles Blow?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charles Blow for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. Fill out a booking request form for Charles Blow, 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 Charles Blow or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charles Blow?

    Booking fees for Charles Blow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Charles Blow, 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 Charles Blow?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charles Blow 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 Charles Blow 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 Charles Blow or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charles Blow 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.

Charles Blow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charles Blow for your event is available upon request. Charles Blow generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bakari Sellers, Donna Brazile, Hill Harper, Joy-Ann Reid and Angela Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charles Blow for an upcoming event.

Charles Blow Speaker Videos

  • Charles Blow: "I'm trying to be as true as humanly possible."
    Charles Blow, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, on being viewed as a leader in what can be called "the resistance," with his columns growing increasingly more critical of the Trump...
    Fire Shut Up in My Bones: An Interview with Charles Blow
    Op-ed columnist for the New York Times, Charles Blow, discusses his critically acclaimed best-selling memoir with Senior VP and Publisher at HarperCollins, Jonathan Burnham.
  • Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series: Charles Blow
    This year's inaugural speaker is Charles Blow, noted journalist, author and New York Times columnist. Blow is an award-winning Visual Op-ed columnist for the New York Times.
    Keynote Speaker: Charles Blow
    CHARLES BLOW—Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times, CNN Contributor & NY Times Best-selling Author, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
  • Charles Blow: Yale police held my son at gunpoint
    Anderson Cooper speaks to New York Times' Charles Blow who says his son was walking home from Yale's library when a campus police officer stopped him at gunpoint.

Charles Blow Speaking Topics

  • Today's Social and Political Issues

    As a New York Times columnist known for his fearless brand of political and social commentary, Charles Blow has become a familiar face on TV and a frequent target for conservative critics. His column typically features charts, but it's mainly his words, written and spoken, that continue to spark conversation and debate about social and political issues of the day. As a speaker, Blow fearlessly tackles contentious issues, such as Dating, Childhood Obesity, Life in Large Cities, Acceptance of Gays in Society, and President Obama. Recently Blow has spoken on topics such as: Income Inequality, Xenophobia, Teen Pregnancy, Education and the relationship between journalism and justice as evident by the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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