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Yesha Callahan

Culture Critic & Award-Winning Journalist

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Yesha Callahan Biography

With a knack for breaking news, Yesha (pronounced I-esha) Callahan, a native of Elizabeth, NJ and Rutgers University graduate, has seamlessly transitioned from a corporate HR career, to being one of the most sought-after online news media mavens in a little under 6 years.

In 2012, Callahan received her big break as a politics and comedy writer for BET’s former late-night talk show Don’t Sleep, created by The Daily Show creator Madeleine Smithberg. Although the show was short lived, it was an episode on Chicago gun violence, written by Callahan, that was heralded and subsequently received a nomination for an NAACP Image Award.

Shortly after the talk show ended, Callahan landed a position with the relatively unknown Black news website The Root in 2014. It was under her tutelage, that the site propelled itself from a meager 2-4 million unique page views a month, to its largest month ever in May 2018, with over 18 million unique page views. At The Root, Callahan not only cultivated her snark and great eye for news, but she also was key in hiring and editing a slew of influential writers, who are now paving their own way in the world of online news media.

In the summer of 2018, Callahan joined the staff of Essence Magazine, the number one destination for Black women when it comes to the world of beauty and fashion. At Essence, Callahan is responsible for cultivating its news, politics and culture section, as well as managing a group of writers. During the 2018 midterm elections, Callahan created The Chisholm List, a non-partisan list named after Shirley Chisholm that profiled 60 prominent Black women who were running in various elections across the country. The list not only caught the eye of CNN, but also Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who wrote an op-ed for Essence about health care disparities with women of color.

Whether it’s being the first to report on stories like Boko Haram, missing teenage girls in Washington, D.C., speaking to victims of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., or using her humor to talk about the crazy political world we live in, Callahan has been able to grasp people’s attention with her writing and personality. Currently living in the Los Angeles area, Callahan is not only juggling her full-time position at Essence, but is also working on various television projects and writing a book, all while trying to stay sane while parenting a teenage son.

Callahan is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

Speaking Topics
  • MEDIA REPRESENTATION

  • CAREER TRANSITIONING

  • DATING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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    Booking fees for Yesha Callahan, 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 Yesha Callahan, 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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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Yesha Callahan 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 Yesha Callahan for your next private or corporate function.
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Yesha Callahan Biography

With a knack for breaking news, Yesha (pronounced I-esha) Callahan, a native of Elizabeth, NJ and Rutgers University graduate, has seamlessly transitioned from a corporate HR career, to being one of the most sought-after online news media mavens in a little under 6 years.

In 2012, Callahan received her big break as a politics and comedy writer for BET’s former late-night talk show Don’t Sleep, created by The Daily Show creator Madeleine Smithberg. Although the show was short lived, it was an episode on Chicago gun violence, written by Callahan, that was heralded and subsequently received a nomination for an NAACP Image Award.

Shortly after the talk show ended, Callahan landed a position with the relatively unknown Black news website The Root in 2014. It was under her tutelage, that the site propelled itself from a meager 2-4 million unique page views a month, to its largest month ever in May 2018, with over 18 million unique page views. At The Root, Callahan not only cultivated her snark and great eye for news, but she also was key in hiring and editing a slew of influential writers, who are now paving their own way in the world of online news media.

In the summer of 2018, Callahan joined the staff of Essence Magazine, the number one destination for Black women when it comes to the world of beauty and fashion. At Essence, Callahan is responsible for cultivating its news, politics and culture section, as well as managing a group of writers. During the 2018 midterm elections, Callahan created The Chisholm List, a non-partisan list named after Shirley Chisholm that profiled 60 prominent Black women who were running in various elections across the country. The list not only caught the eye of CNN, but also Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who wrote an op-ed for Essence about health care disparities with women of color.

Whether it’s being the first to report on stories like Boko Haram, missing teenage girls in Washington, D.C., speaking to victims of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., or using her humor to talk about the crazy political world we live in, Callahan has been able to grasp people’s attention with her writing and personality. Currently living in the Los Angeles area, Callahan is not only juggling her full-time position at Essence, but is also working on various television projects and writing a book, all while trying to stay sane while parenting a teenage son.

Callahan is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

Yesha Callahan Speaking Topics

  • MEDIA REPRESENTATION

  • CAREER TRANSITIONING

  • DATING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Yesha Callahan Videos

  • Walk-Ins Welcome Podcast #84 - Yesha Callahan
  • What Issues Resonate Most With Black Women Voters | Essence ...

FAQs on booking Yesha Callahan

  • How to book Yesha Callahan?

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

    Booking fees for Yesha Callahan, 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 Yesha Callahan, 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 Yesha Callahan?

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

Yesha Callahan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as MEDIA REPRESENTATION, CAREER TRANSITIONING and DATING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA. The estimated speaking fee range to book Yesha Callahan for your event is available upon request. Yesha Callahan generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Reihan Salam, Dan Savage, Calvin Trillin, Amy Goodman and Josiah Hesse. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Yesha Callahan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Yesha Callahan Speaking Topics

  • MEDIA REPRESENTATION

  • CAREER TRANSITIONING

  • DATING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Yesha Callahan Speaker Videos

  • Walk-Ins Welcome Podcast #84 - Yesha Callahan
    What Issues Resonate Most With Black Women Voters | Essence ...

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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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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