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Danyel Smith

Author, Host of "Black Girl Songbook" Podcast; Editor, Producer & Educator

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Danyel Smith Biography

Award-winning journalist, Danyel Smith, is author of the critically-acclaimed "Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop". Smith is also creator/host of the popular Spotify Original Black Girl Songbook podcast, which centers the sounds and stories of black women.

Smith’s CV includes being a producer and writer at ESPN, a Knight fellow at Stanford University, an arts fellow at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and a 2021 Yaddo fellow. She was editor of Billboard, and the first woman and first black person to serve as editor-in-chief of VIBE. She has written two novels — "More Like Wrestling" (Crown, 2003) and "Bliss" (Crown, 2005), and Smith’s recent work appears in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and at NPR.

Smith lives in Southern California with her husband.

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Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop

Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop

Bliss: A Novel

Bliss: A Novel

More Like Wrestling: A Novel

More Like Wrestling: A Novel

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Author, Host of "Black Girl Songbook" Podcast; Editor, Producer & Educator

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Danyel Smith Biography

Award-winning journalist, Danyel Smith, is author of the critically-acclaimed "Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop". Smith is also creator/host of the popular Spotify Original Black Girl Songbook podcast, which centers the sounds and stories of black women.

Smith’s CV includes being a producer and writer at ESPN, a Knight fellow at Stanford University, an arts fellow at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and a 2021 Yaddo fellow. She was editor of Billboard, and the first woman and first black person to serve as editor-in-chief of VIBE. She has written two novels — "More Like Wrestling" (Crown, 2003) and "Bliss" (Crown, 2005), and Smith’s recent work appears in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and at NPR.

Smith lives in Southern California with her husband.

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  • The Moth Presents: Danyel Smith
    A magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown. Danyel Smith was editor-in-chief of VIBE from 1997 to 1999. Her latest project, HRDCVR, is a...

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  • How to book Danyel Smith?

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

    Booking fees for Danyel Smith, 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 Danyel Smith, 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 Danyel Smith?

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

Danyel Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Danyel Smith for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Danyel Smith 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 Iyanla Vanzant, Elaine Welteroth, R "Ray" Wang, Donna Brazile and Ijeoma Oluo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Danyel Smith for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Danyel Smith Speaker Videos

  • The Moth Presents: Danyel Smith
    A magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown. Danyel Smith was editor-in-chief of VIBE from 1997 to 1999. Her latest project, HRDCVR, is a magazine in hard-cover form, or as she puts it,...

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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.

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