Jelani Cobb Wife, Wedding, Bio, Age, Partner, Book, New Yorker, Daughter and Salary

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Jelani Cobb Biography and Wiki

Jelani Cobb is an American author, educator, dean of the Columbia Journalism School and writer well known as the staff writer of The New Yorker. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. He is known as the author of β€œThe Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.” and the dean of the Columbia Journalism School.

Jelani Cobb Education

Jelani is a graduate of Howard University and Rutgers University where he graduated with a Ph.D. in American History in 2002.

Jelani Cobb Age and Birthday

How old is Jelani? Jelani is 54 years old as of 2023. He was born on August 21, 1969, in Queens, New York, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on the 21st of August of every year.

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Jelani Cobb Nationality and Ethnicity

Cobbs holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Queens, New York, United States. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Jelani Cobb Height

How tall is Jelani? Jelani stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.77 m).

Jelani Cobb Family | Parents

Jelani was born and raised in Queens, New York by his parents. He is the son of (father) Willie Lee an electrician and (mother) Mary Bester. His parents are migrants from the south. He has three older siblings whose information is currently under review.

Jelani Cobb Wife and Partner

Who is Jelani Cobb wife? Jelani’s information regarding his marital status is currently under review. He is confidential when it comes to matters concerning his personal life. He has not yet updated his wife of partner’s details publicly.

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Jelani Cobb Daughter | Twins

Jelani despite being confidential about his personal life, is a proud father to a daughter by the name of Aiesha. Though more details regarding her daughter are not yet known to the public.

Jelani Cobb Wedding

Jelani has not yet updated his marital status publicly making it hard to know when he got married and celebrated his wedding ceremony. We will update his wedding information once confirmed publicly.

Jelani Cobb Book

Cobb has authored several books including The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress as well as To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic.

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Besides his books, he has also written several articles and essays published globally in Washington Post, The New Republic, Essence, Vibe, The Progressive, and His collection The Devil and Dave Chappelle and Other Essays was published in 2007. He has also contributed to a number of anthologies including In Defense of Mumia, Testimony, Mending the World and Beats, Rhymes and Life.

Jelani Cobb New Yorker

Jelani began working for The New Yorker as a contributor in 2012. Later in 2015, he became a staff writer. His work is mainly based on race, politics, history, and culture. In 2015, he won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice.