Goldie Taylor is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author and opinion columnist. Today, Taylor is a cable news contributor and managing editor of The Goldie Taylor Project, an online blog devoted to political and social issues. A staunch independent, Taylor is a regular contributor to MSNBC, CNN and HLN. She is a former political and business writer at the Atlanta Journal Constitution and has been a working journalist and political consultant for nearly 25 years, including her most recent role as editor-at-large for theGrio.com, the leading news and opinion site for African Americans.
Taylor got her start as a desk assistant with WAGA CBS Atlanta and, after a life on the campaign trail, became a featured political analyst at WXIA 11 Alive NBC News. A former Fortune 500 executive, she has managed global external affairs for some of the world’s best-known brands, including The Home Depot and Sara Lee Foods, and led consumer brand practice groups at two worldwide communications concerns.
Taylor has been featured on every major broadcast news network. She is a frequent guest on a full host of local and national radio shows, including NPR, and is regularly featured in print and digital publications. In recent years, she has written dozens of guest op-ed columns for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, St. Louis Post Dispatch, TheGrio.com, and Ebony Magazine, among others. She was a consulting producer for “CNN Presents: The Atlanta Child Murders” and has been an executive consultant for both NBC News and CNN Worldwide.
A former Fortune 500 executive and consumer brand practice leader for two of the world’s largest public relations agencies, Taylor was the chief architect of Procter & Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” and the marketing force behind CNN’s “Black in America.” However, she is perhaps best known for a 2008 “A Woman’s Worth”, an op-ed featured on EbonyJet.com and “Show me your papers”, a televised op-ed that debuted on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
A former U.S. Marine, Taylor trained in broadcast radio and television journalism and public affairs at the Defense Information School. She studied Public Policy and International Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
Today, she is CEO of Goldie Taylor OmniMedia LLC and dually chief creative officer of Goldie Taylor Brand Communications, a multicultural advertising agency.
Taylor is the author of In My Father’s House (Wheatmark Press, 2005), The January Girl (Warner Books, 2007/ Hachette Grand Central 2008) and is currently working on her third novel, The Lives of Others and her first non-fiction title, 21 Days.
Taylor lives with her family in Atlanta and New York.