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Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years in the industry, working in every medium. A trailblazer in her own right, she is the author of three books: In My Place, a memoir of the civil rights movement fashioned around her experiences as the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia; New News Out of Africa: Uncovering the African Renaissance; and her latest book is To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, a book for high school, college readers and beyond.

As a global journalist, Hunter-Gault worked at NPR as a special correspondent after spending six years as CNN's Johannesburg Bureau Chief and Correspondent. Before that, she worked as NPR’s chief correspondent in Africa. Hunter-Gault joined NPR in 1997 after 20 years with PBS, where she worked as a national correspondent for NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. She began her journalism career as a reporter for The New Yorker and later worked as a local news anchor for WRC-TV in Washington, DC, and as the Harlem bureau chief for The New York Times.

Hunter-Gault has written for numerous publications including Essence, O magazine, The New York Times magazine and Book Review, Africa Report, BBC Focus on Africa, Vogue, The Rotarian, The Black Scholar and many others.

Her numerous honors include two Emmy awards and two Peabody awards – one for her work on Apartheid's People, a NewsHour series about South African life during apartheid, and the other for general coverage of Africa in 1998. Hunter-Gault also was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists, the American Women in Radio and Television award and a 2004 National Association of Black Journalists Award for her CNN series on Zimbabwe. Amnesty International awarded Hunter-Gault for her human rights reporting, especially her PBS Series, Rights and Wrongs, a human rights television magazine. In August 2005, she was inducted in the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.

Hunter-Gault is a sought-after public speaker, holds more than three dozen honorary degrees, is on the board of The Committee to Protect Journalists, the Carter Center, the Peabody Board and Digital Promise Global. She is vice president of the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation, established by Camille Cosby in honor of her mother. She is married to businessman Ronald T. Gault and has two adult children, Suesan, an artist, and Chuma, an actor. Her latest venture with her husband is producing wine for export to the US from South Africa under the label Passages.

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To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement (New York Times)

To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement (New York Times)

New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

In My Place

In My Place

Speaking Topics
  • From Closed Doors to Open Roads: A Journalist's Journey

    Keynote speaker Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the world's most distinguished journalists, describes how she grew up in a segregated society and what enabled her to successfully challenge the decades-old Southern laws that were created to keep her and all black people "in their place." She goes on to trace fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming "Brenda Starr" to being Brenda and beyond and – some years after her successful career in magazines, newspapers, and television – departing to South Africa to chronicle the familiar yet unique end of segregation there. And finally, she describes why she is still out there, attempting to bring "new news" to people the world over, through all the media she has mastered – including print, radio, television and the blogosphere.

  • From Jim Crow America to Apartheid South Africa & Beyond: An Activist Journalist's Journey

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault describes her historic entry into the University of Georgia as its first black woman student and the road she took through Jim Crow South to get there. She chronicles her rise from there to the top of her profession and the stories she covered along the way. This includes South Africa and its "Jim Crow" like system of apartheid, the victory of its people over the system, and where that has taken them and the continent.

  • Africa Rising: A Continent in Motion

    Africa today stands poised to take control of its own destiny--one of the most exciting developments since the end of colonialism. Can Africa heal itself, by itself? What will it take? And what are the consequences of failure? Charlayne Hunter-Gault will talk about the challenges facing Africa and tell why they are America's challenges too.

  • Africa's Women on the Move

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault takes a look at the advances of the last Africans in taking their place in helping to build new societies on the continent.

  • Revolutions I Have Known and Loved

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Charlayne Hunter-Gault?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlayne Hunter-Gault 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 Charlayne Hunter-Gault for your next private or corporate function.
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Award-Winning Journalist

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault Biography

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years in the industry, working in every medium. A trailblazer in her own right, she is the author of three books: In My Place, a memoir of the civil rights movement fashioned around her experiences as the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia; New News Out of Africa: Uncovering the African Renaissance; and her latest book is To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, a book for high school, college readers and beyond.

As a global journalist, Hunter-Gault worked at NPR as a special correspondent after spending six years as CNN's Johannesburg Bureau Chief and Correspondent. Before that, she worked as NPR’s chief correspondent in Africa. Hunter-Gault joined NPR in 1997 after 20 years with PBS, where she worked as a national correspondent for NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. She began her journalism career as a reporter for The New Yorker and later worked as a local news anchor for WRC-TV in Washington, DC, and as the Harlem bureau chief for The New York Times.

Hunter-Gault has written for numerous publications including Essence, O magazine, The New York Times magazine and Book Review, Africa Report, BBC Focus on Africa, Vogue, The Rotarian, The Black Scholar and many others.

Her numerous honors include two Emmy awards and two Peabody awards – one for her work on Apartheid's People, a NewsHour series about South African life during apartheid, and the other for general coverage of Africa in 1998. Hunter-Gault also was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists, the American Women in Radio and Television award and a 2004 National Association of Black Journalists Award for her CNN series on Zimbabwe. Amnesty International awarded Hunter-Gault for her human rights reporting, especially her PBS Series, Rights and Wrongs, a human rights television magazine. In August 2005, she was inducted in the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.

Hunter-Gault is a sought-after public speaker, holds more than three dozen honorary degrees, is on the board of The Committee to Protect Journalists, the Carter Center, the Peabody Board and Digital Promise Global. She is vice president of the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation, established by Camille Cosby in honor of her mother. She is married to businessman Ronald T. Gault and has two adult children, Suesan, an artist, and Chuma, an actor. Her latest venture with her husband is producing wine for export to the US from South Africa under the label Passages.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault Videos

  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault: "I have a dream that..." - YouTube
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault: To the Mountaintop - YouTube

Charlayne Hunter-Gault Books

Charlayne Hunter-Gault Speaking Topics

  • From Closed Doors to Open Roads: A Journalist's Journey

    Keynote speaker Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the world's most distinguished journalists, describes how she grew up in a segregated society and what enabled her to successfully challenge the decades-old Southern laws that were created to keep her and all black people "in their place." She goes on to trace fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming "Brenda Starr" to being Brenda and beyond and – some years after her successful career in magazines, newspapers, and television – departing to South Africa to chronicle the familiar yet unique end of segregation there. And finally, she describes why she is still out there, attempting to bring "new news" to people the world over, through all the media she has mastered – including print, radio, television and the blogosphere.

  • From Jim Crow America to Apartheid South Africa & Beyond: An Activist Journalist's Journey

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault describes her historic entry into the University of Georgia as its first black woman student and the road she took through Jim Crow South to get there. She chronicles her rise from there to the top of her profession and the stories she covered along the way. This includes South Africa and its "Jim Crow" like system of apartheid, the victory of its people over the system, and where that has taken them and the continent.

  • Africa Rising: A Continent in Motion

    Africa today stands poised to take control of its own destiny--one of the most exciting developments since the end of colonialism. Can Africa heal itself, by itself? What will it take? And what are the consequences of failure? Charlayne Hunter-Gault will talk about the challenges facing Africa and tell why they are America's challenges too.

  • Africa's Women on the Move

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault takes a look at the advances of the last Africans in taking their place in helping to build new societies on the continent.

  • Revolutions I Have Known and Loved

FAQs on booking Charlayne Hunter-Gault

  • How to book Charlayne Hunter-Gault?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charlayne Hunter-Gault 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 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, 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 Charlayne Hunter-Gault or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charlayne Hunter-Gault?

    Booking fees for Charlayne Hunter-Gault, 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 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, 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 Charlayne Hunter-Gault?

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

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlayne Hunter-Gault for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Charlayne Hunter-Gault generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sonia Nazario, Sheryl WuDunn, Nicholas Kristof, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Ellis Cose. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlayne Hunter-Gault for an upcoming event.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault Speaker Videos

  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault: "I have a dream that..." - YouTube
    Charlayne Hunter-Gault: To the Mountaintop - YouTube

Charlayne Hunter-Gault Speaking Topics

  • From Closed Doors to Open Roads: A Journalist's Journey

    Keynote speaker Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the world's most distinguished journalists, describes how she grew up in a segregated society and what enabled her to successfully challenge the decades-old Southern laws that were created to keep her and all black people "in their place." She goes on to trace fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming "Brenda Starr" to being Brenda and beyond and – some years after her successful career in magazines, newspapers, and television – departing to South Africa to chronicle the familiar yet unique end of segregation there. And finally, she describes why she is still out there, attempting to bring "new news" to people the world over, through all the media she has mastered – including print, radio, television and the blogosphere.

  • From Jim Crow America to Apartheid South Africa & Beyond: An Activist Journalist's Journey

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault describes her historic entry into the University of Georgia as its first black woman student and the road she took through Jim Crow South to get there. She chronicles her rise from there to the top of her profession and the stories she covered along the way. This includes South Africa and its "Jim Crow" like system of apartheid, the victory of its people over the system, and where that has taken them and the continent.

  • Africa Rising: A Continent in Motion

    Africa today stands poised to take control of its own destiny--one of the most exciting developments since the end of colonialism. Can Africa heal itself, by itself? What will it take? And what are the consequences of failure? Charlayne Hunter-Gault will talk about the challenges facing Africa and tell why they are America's challenges too.

  • Africa's Women on the Move

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault takes a look at the advances of the last Africans in taking their place in helping to build new societies on the continent.

  • Revolutions I Have Known and Loved

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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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