Keli Goff Author and Special Correspondent, TheRoot.com

As an expert on youth and minority voters Keli Goff emerged as one of the most recognizable political pundits of the 2008 presidential election cycle. She has appeared on numerous national programs including: “The CBS Early Show,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” "The Joy Behar Show,” MSNBC's "The Dylan Ratigan Show," and BET’s “The Truth with Jeff Johnson,” for which she served as a regular contributor. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence (Basic Books, March 2008). One of the first books to chronicle the rise of “Generation Obama,” Party Crashing has been the subject of coverage in a host of media outlets, including Vanity Fair, and EBONY Magazine. The Washington Post praised it as “engaging” and Arianna Huffington declared that Party Crashing “Should be on the nightstand of candidates on either side of the political aisle.” Her essay "Living the Dream" was featured in the collection: The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's 'A More Perfect Union' (Bloomsbury, 2009). Her second book, a novel, will be published by Simon & Schuster's Atria Books in Fall, 2011.

A Contributing Editor for TheLoop21.com and a regular contributor to “The Huffington Post," Keli's writing has also appeared in the magazines Cosmopolitan and TIME. She is profiled in the book "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women can Change How we Think About Power," by bestselling author Gloria Feldt and also quoted in the book "The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging”.

Keli holds a B.A. from New York University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. A native of Texas, she now resides in New York City.

www.keligoff.com www.TheLoop21.com

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