Perhaps best known for her work in cable news, Goldie Taylor has been a working journalist, essayist and opinion writer for over three decades. Her unapologetically candid and intimate style has garnered her both praise and platform. In addition to frequent appearances on NBC News and CNN, Taylor has addressed audiences at Ivy League universities, Fortune 500 companies and global non-profit organizations.

Taylor is more than a motivational speaker, Taylor is devoted to transforming enterprise, community and lives.

Often called to address social and political issues, Taylor is a compelling and charismatic keynote speaker, who's willingness to open the book on her own story-- naked and unvarnished-- can be both breathtaking and thought-provoking.

"I speak on what I've lived," Taylor says. "I bring all of me into a room and I leave it all on the stage. I will spare nothing in pursuit of meaningful change."

Taylor has appeared before audiences at Harvard University, Spelman College, and The Center for Civil and Human Rights among others, where she has taken on topics such as: Moral Leadership, Social Justice, Gun Control, Environmental Justice and Stewardship, Women's Issues, Journalism, Diversity and Inclusion, Domestic Violence, and Civic Engagement. Corporate engagements have included Disruptive Marketing, Crisis Management, Authentic Leadership, Multiculturalism and Consumer Trends.


Goldie Taylor is editor-at-large at The Daily Beast. A prior service active duty U.S. Marine Corps public affairs broadcaster, Taylor has been a working journalist and communications executive for 30 years. She started her career as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal- Constitution and as an assignment desk assistant with CBS Atlanta.

Taylor has been a featured political analyst on NBC News, MSNBC, CNN and HLN, and was most recently Editor-At-Large for The Daily Beast. She has been a guest on programs such as HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, The Dr. Phil Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and Good Morning America. She appeared in “Light Skinned Girls,” a documentary released by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and “Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now” on PBS.

Then too, Taylor has been a frequent guest on a full host of local and national radio shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered, and has been regularly published in print and digital publications. In recent years, she has written dozens of guest op-ed columns for Salon, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Grio, Huffington Post, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Ebony, and Essence among others.

Selected stories by Goldie Taylor published on the Daily Beast.

Taylor has been an executive consultant at NBC News and CNN Worldwide and has been a senior leader with Edelman Public Relations and GCI Atlanta. She has cultivated an extensive background in consumer brand marketing, corporate and executive communications, digital engagement, public policy analysis and social innovation.

In addition to serving both emerging companies and global brands—including Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, Toyota North America, The Home Depot, Sara Lee Foods, IAC InterActive Corp., American Airlines, General Mills, Sun Microsystems, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Eli Lilly & Co., Burger King, AT&T, Walmart, Winn-Dixie, BellSouth, and Disney Worldwide—Taylor was the chief architect of Procter & Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” and the marketing force behind CNN’s “In America” series.


A sought-after public speaker, she has addressed audiences at— among others— the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Harvard University, Morehouse College, Emory School of Law, Spelman College, Princeton University, Duke School of Law, National Association of Black Journalists, Columbia University, University of Missouri School of Journalism, The King Center and the Cambridge Speaker Series.


After a ten-year hiatus, Taylor's third novel, PAPER GODS, was published by St. Martin's Press in October 2018. She is currently working on a feature film and developing a podcast/ docu-series.

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