Writer and editor concentrating on sports, politics, pop culture, and film.
I have written articles and blogged for newspapers and websites around the country. I have more than 25 years of journalism experience, most of that working at a daily newspaper and I know the importance of meeting deadlines.
I write humor pieces for the New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs; personal essays; and essays on pop culture trends, digital lives (as they evolve with tech), music, and sports. I was the founding editor of AboveAverage.com, a comedy website in the Broadway Video family. I’m currently an associate producer at The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and look forward to writing more pieces on a range of topics.
Bobbi Booker is an award-winning Philadelphia-based journalist, radio personality and blogger whose editorial experience includes news, culture, lifestyle, business, sports, politics and entertainment for diverse outlets, including The Philadelphia Tribune, Examiner.com, BlackAmericaWeb.com, Philadelphia magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Smooth magazine, UBO.net and host of “Spirit Soul Music” on WRTI 90.1.
Ms. Booker has completed the 2008 Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution and is a 2005 Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and 2008 Fellow of the NEA Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival at Duke University.
Ms. Booker was honored by Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes with the 2008 7th Senatorial District Community Service Award and has received three (2010, 2011 & 2013) National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Merit Award for The Philadelphia Tribune Best Lifestyle Section.
12 year, two-time National Emmy Award winning journalist. Producer of “What We Told Our Sons: Four Families React to the Trayvon Martin Verdict”. Contributor to CNN, NBC, The Business Insider, Yahoo! and ESPN.