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Kristal Brent Zook

Investigative Journalist

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 Kristal Brent Zook Biography

Kristal Brent Zook, PhD, is an award-winning journalist who had dedicated her career to producing outstanding investigative journalism and original insights on the topics of race, gender, labor, and popular culture in America.

As the biracial child of an African American mother and a caucasian father, one of Zook’s greatest strengths is her point of view and the fact that she is able to see, based on her experiences and vast knowledge of multiple cultures, from the perspective of one who lives in multiple worlds, as a minority within a minority. In her earliest work as a cultural reporter and television and film essayist for The Village Voice and LA Weekly, Zook chronicled internal struggles behind the scenes of the first primetime television shows ever to be produced, written, and directed by African Americans. While programs from an earlier era, such as Good Times and The Jeffersons, offered up black actors in front of the camera, Zook foresaw an important trend beginning in the 1980s and 1990s with network executives finally allowing African Americans to have unprecedented decision making and creative control over their cultural productions. This power led to mixed but fascinating results as she shows in her first book, Color by Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television.

In this collection, which became required reading in many university courses, Zook explored the rich and multilayered politics of race and representation in shows such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Martin, New York Undercover, Living Single, Roc, and South Central. Zook presents her analysis through exclusive interviews with star producers such as Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles Dutton, Yvette Lee Bowser, and Sinbad.

The author of three books and countless magazine, newspaper, and online articles, Kristal Brent Zook is also the associate professor of journalism at Hofstra University. Previously, she worked as associate adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and has been a frequent guest on broadcast and cable news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, TV-One, BET, Fox, NPR, and GreenStone Media.

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Speaking Topics
  • Missing White Woman Syndrome: Why the Media Ignores Women of Color Who Disappear

  • The Essence of Truth & Justice: A Catfish Worker in the Mississippi Delta Fights for Respect

  • Media Monopoly: Why Having a Black-Owned TV Network or Radio Station Is the Impossible Dream

  • Invisible Lives: Black Women Soldiers Dying In Iraq

  • Movin' On Up: New Research on Race, Gender & Corporate Politics

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    Booking fees for Kristal Brent Zook, 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 Kristal Brent Zook, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Kristal Brent Zook

Investigative Journalist

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Kristal Brent Zook Biography

Kristal Brent Zook, PhD, is an award-winning journalist who had dedicated her career to producing outstanding investigative journalism and original insights on the topics of race, gender, labor, and popular culture in America.

As the biracial child of an African American mother and a caucasian father, one of Zook’s greatest strengths is her point of view and the fact that she is able to see, based on her experiences and vast knowledge of multiple cultures, from the perspective of one who lives in multiple worlds, as a minority within a minority. In her earliest work as a cultural reporter and television and film essayist for The Village Voice and LA Weekly, Zook chronicled internal struggles behind the scenes of the first primetime television shows ever to be produced, written, and directed by African Americans. While programs from an earlier era, such as Good Times and The Jeffersons, offered up black actors in front of the camera, Zook foresaw an important trend beginning in the 1980s and 1990s with network executives finally allowing African Americans to have unprecedented decision making and creative control over their cultural productions. This power led to mixed but fascinating results as she shows in her first book, Color by Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television.

In this collection, which became required reading in many university courses, Zook explored the rich and multilayered politics of race and representation in shows such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Martin, New York Undercover, Living Single, Roc, and South Central. Zook presents her analysis through exclusive interviews with star producers such as Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Charles Dutton, Yvette Lee Bowser, and Sinbad.

The author of three books and countless magazine, newspaper, and online articles, Kristal Brent Zook is also the associate professor of journalism at Hofstra University. Previously, she worked as associate adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and has been a frequent guest on broadcast and cable news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, TV-One, BET, Fox, NPR, and GreenStone Media.

Kristal Brent Zook Speaking Topics

  • Missing White Woman Syndrome: Why the Media Ignores Women of Color Who Disappear

  • The Essence of Truth & Justice: A Catfish Worker in the Mississippi Delta Fights for Respect

  • Media Monopoly: Why Having a Black-Owned TV Network or Radio Station Is the Impossible Dream

  • Invisible Lives: Black Women Soldiers Dying In Iraq

  • Movin' On Up: New Research on Race, Gender & Corporate Politics

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  • How to book Kristal Brent Zook?

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

    Booking fees for Kristal Brent Zook, 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 Kristal Brent Zook, 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 Kristal Brent Zook?

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

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Kristal Brent Zook Speaking Topics

  • Missing White Woman Syndrome: Why the Media Ignores Women of Color Who Disappear

  • The Essence of Truth & Justice: A Catfish Worker in the Mississippi Delta Fights for Respect

  • Media Monopoly: Why Having a Black-Owned TV Network or Radio Station Is the Impossible Dream

  • Invisible Lives: Black Women Soldiers Dying In Iraq

  • Movin' On Up: New Research on Race, Gender & Corporate Politics

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