Chris Williams has been in the journalism field since 2005. His journey as a writer began years before his time as a college student in his native state of Virginia.
Williams, a self described wordsmith, began writing poetry at the age of 16, which led to him writing songs and pursuing a career as a journalist. “I’ve always been intrigued by the process of putting words together to paint the perfect picture for a reader or listener,” he says.
Williams is an internationally published journalist that has written feature articles covering the topics of politics, race, culture, entertainment and world events. He is very passionate about preserving the foundation left by previous generations who sacrificed many things to shape the society we live in today.
For the past six years, Chris has been a professional freelance writer for various national and international publications such as The Guardian, Salon, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, EBONY, COLORLINES, Red Bull Music Academy, MSNBC, Truthout, AOL Music and AOL Business, The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Wax Poetics, PopMatters, Black America Web, SoulCulture, and The Free Lance-Star. His writing has also been quoted by outlets such as TheRoot.com, Alternet, and USAToday.com. During his career, Chris has covered the White House and Capitol Hill as well as interviewing world-famous music producers, political figures, fashion pioneers, and cultural icons.
He has been interviewed by BBC Radio, American Urban Radio Networks (AURN), and the award-winning Dr. Vibe Show in Toronto, Canada for his music, political, and cultural writing for various publications.
Chris received his BS in Print Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University, and he attributes much of his writing success to the guidance he received from the legendary Wilma Wirt.