An internationally recognized multi-platform journalist and fiction writer, Keli Goff’s work has appeared in the publications Time, Cosmopolitan, Essence, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, and the web editions of The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Elle and New York magazine. Best known for covering politics, race and gender in America, she is also a widely sought after cultural critic, providing provocative perspectives on topics from feminism, to fashion and sports.
Currently a Columnist for The Daily Beast, she is a member of the 2014-2016 class of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. During the course of this two-year fellowship she has worked with 9 other playwrights developing socially conscious new content for the stage at the legendary artistic institution best known for producing Shakespeare in the Park. In addition to writing for theatre, Keli served as a staff writer on the most recent season of the hit television series “Being Mary Jane.”
She previously served as a Contributor to The Huffington Post, The Washington Post blog “She the People,” and the online magazine The Root.
The author of two books, her non-fiction debut Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence (Basic Books, March 2008), was critically acclaimed as one of the first books to document the rise of “Generation Obama.” Her second, the novel The GQ Candidate (Atria Books, July 2011), was designated a recommended summer reading selection by More Magazine and The Los Angeles Times.
Since the 2008 election Keli has appeared on more than 100 national and international news programs on the networks, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, BET and the BBC, providing political analysis and cultural criticism. Her work has been the subject of coverage in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, USA Today and many other publications.
Keli holds a B.A. from New York University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Born and raised in Texas, Keli now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. www.keligoff.com
Keli tweets from @keligoff.
Why 'Nightline' owes you an apology
The Loop 21 [April 27, 2010]
Redefining "Racist" in the Rather Complicated Age of Obama
Huffington Post [March 11, 2010¶]
The Strategy Room (panelist)
Harry Reid's "Negro" Problem
Huffington Post [January 10, 2010]
In the Spirit of the Season, Please Don't Be a Jerk at the Movies
Huffington Post [December 21, 2009¶]
Why the stupid 'Balloon Boy' story actually matters
The Loop 21 [October 20, 2009]