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Cole Brown

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Cole Brown is a political commentator, writer, and author of the book, Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World. The book received praise from Diddy, Queen Latifah, The New York Times, Forbes, and others for its honest examination of an underexplored side of the Black experience: that of Black kids maturing in predominately white environments. Greyboy received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Literary Work — Debut Author and was selected for Steph Curry’s “Underrated” book club. It is currently in T.V. development with ABC Signature and Yara Shahidi's 7th Sun production company with Cole as Executive Producer.

Cole followed Greyboy up with First Impressions, a memoir co-authored with first Black Bachelor Matt James in 2022.


Cole is a 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree in Media.

In 2020, Cole was the leading commentator on U.S. politics in Australia. His opinion writing appears in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age and he appeared regularly on Australia’s TV networks, including primetime coverage of the U.S. election and the Capitol riots for Australia’s leading news network.

Domestically, Cole’s work has appeared in GQ, CNN, NBC, Departures Magazine, and Blavity discussing matters of race, politics, and culture.

Before writing and producing, Cole worked for Boston Consulting Group, where his casework included media due diligences, workforce management implementation, and strategic planning for COVID response measures.

Cole received a B.A. in Justice and Peace studies and Business Administration from Georgetown University.

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