Jared Council, Senior Editor, Forbes

41m | Feb 28, 2023

On this episode, we’re joined by Jared Council. Jared is a senior editor at Forbes. He covers stories that touch on Black business, Black culture, and Black power. He’s a graduate of Hampton University who previously worked in Indiana and Virginia and also at the Wall Street Journal. He’s based in Philadelphia.

Jared talked about his unlikely journalism origin story, one that began with he and his brother filming local rap battles. He discussed how he got basically a business school education with the work he’s done at his different jobs.

Jared went in-depth on two pieces – one that was part of a Pulitzer Prize finalist package for the Wall Street Journal about the insurance exclusions for Black residents that came after the Tulsa Race Massacre. The other, also with a history focus, was on past Black women who had been passed over for Supreme Court nominations.

You can find Jared’s current work here:

Jared’s salutes:

Justin Tinsley, Andscape

Jordyn Holman, New York Times

Dominic Madori, Tech Crunch

Richard Prince, veteran journalist

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