Jelani Cobb is a well-known American writer, author, and educator, as well as a dean of the Columbia Journalism School.
Before becoming the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University in 2016, Cobb served as an associate professor of history and led the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut from 2012 to 2016. Since 2015, he has also been a writer for The New Yorker.
How old is Jelani Cobb?
Jelani Cobb’s full name is William Jelani Cobb. Jelani Cobb’s age is 54 years as of 2023. Jelani Cobb was born to his parents on 21 August 1969 in Queens, New York, United States.
Jelani Cobb’s parents are Mary Bester Cobb and Willie Lee Cobb. Jelani Cobb did his studies at Rutgers, The State University, Jamaica High School, Howard University, and Rutgers–New Brunswick.
Who is Jelani Cobb Wife?
Jelani Cobb’s marital status is unmarried.
Jelani Cobb never married. Jelani Cobb was previously in a long-term relationship. Jelani Cobb’s girlfriend was Tamara Keith. The couple have two children together.
According to reports, Jelani Cobb’s partner, Tamara Keith married Ira Gordon, who is a cancer researcher and veterinarian.
Jelani Cobb Career
Jelani Cobb began his writing career by publishing in a magazine called One, which unfortunately did not last long. In time, he also contributed to the Washington City Paper. His first major platform was YSB magazine, part of the Black Entertainment Television, Inc. media empire. It was started in 1993.
Jelani Cobb is an expert in post-Civil War African-American history, 20th-century American politics, and Cold War history. He served as a delegate and historian for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Previously, he taught at Rutgers and Spelman College.
In an interview with Politico Magazine in August 2022, Cobb talked about his plans and hopes as dean of Columbia Journalism School.
Jelani Cobb said- He wanted to help “make the [journalism] field itself more democratic. I don’t have any illusions about how complicated that undertaking will be.”