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Neely Tucker

The Washington Post Journalist; Author of "Love in the Driest Season"

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Neely Tucker Biography

Based abroad for seven years, he has worked in more than 50 countries or territories on four continents. He covered violent conflicts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for years before falling in love with a terribly ill infant who had been left to die on the day she was born in AIDS-devastated Zimbabwe.

Today, that child is named Chipo Katherine Tucker. An effervescent seven-year- old, she is the Tucker’s only child.

Tucker was born in rural Mississippi at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement in the poorest, most predominantly black county in the poorest, most predominantly black state in America. He attended an all-white school, left the Deep South and later married the girl next-door in downtown Detroit – Vita Griffin, a black woman 11 years his senior. They adopted Chipo against overwhelming odds while Tucker was declared, as a foreign correspondent, to be an “enemy of the state” while based in Zimbabwe.

Tucker explored these issues in Love in the Driest Season, a 2004 memoir that was named the Inspirational Memoir of the Year by the Books for a Better Life Foundation. It was named one of the best 25 books published that year by the American Booksellers Association and the New York City Public Library, among others. The Tuckers’ story has touched listeners of National Public Radio and readers of magazines as diverse as Elle, Essence and Reader’s Digest. “Driest Season” has been published in Great Britain, Germany, and Australia.

Tucker most often writes about “race, love, family and heartbreak” in his job as a roving reporter at The Post. He has received fan mail from writers as diverse as Elmore Leonard, Alice Walker and David Halberstam. He lives with Vita and Chipo in Washington, DC.

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The Washington Post Journalist; Author of "Love in the Driest Season"

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Neely Tucker Biography

Based abroad for seven years, he has worked in more than 50 countries or territories on four continents. He covered violent conflicts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for years before falling in love with a terribly ill infant who had been left to die on the day she was born in AIDS-devastated Zimbabwe.

Today, that child is named Chipo Katherine Tucker. An effervescent seven-year- old, she is the Tucker’s only child.

Tucker was born in rural Mississippi at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement in the poorest, most predominantly black county in the poorest, most predominantly black state in America. He attended an all-white school, left the Deep South and later married the girl next-door in downtown Detroit – Vita Griffin, a black woman 11 years his senior. They adopted Chipo against overwhelming odds while Tucker was declared, as a foreign correspondent, to be an “enemy of the state” while based in Zimbabwe.

Tucker explored these issues in Love in the Driest Season, a 2004 memoir that was named the Inspirational Memoir of the Year by the Books for a Better Life Foundation. It was named one of the best 25 books published that year by the American Booksellers Association and the New York City Public Library, among others. The Tuckers’ story has touched listeners of National Public Radio and readers of magazines as diverse as Elle, Essence and Reader’s Digest. “Driest Season” has been published in Great Britain, Germany, and Australia.

Tucker most often writes about “race, love, family and heartbreak” in his job as a roving reporter at The Post. He has received fan mail from writers as diverse as Elmore Leonard, Alice Walker and David Halberstam. He lives with Vita and Chipo in Washington, DC.

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  • How to book Neely Tucker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Neely Tucker for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 Neely Tucker, 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 Neely Tucker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Neely Tucker?

    Booking fees for Neely Tucker, 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 Neely Tucker, 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 Neely Tucker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Neely Tucker for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Neely Tucker 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 Neely Tucker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Neely Tucker 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.

Neely Tucker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Neely Tucker for your event is available upon request. Neely Tucker generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seth Rosenfeld, Ron Berler, Gregg Jarrett, William Knoedelseder and Robert Fisk. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Neely Tucker for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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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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