Cord Jefferson is a writer currently working in television. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, he has since donated a kidney in Saudi Arabia, captained a sinking vessel off the coast of Italy, and been chased out of Mexico. His reporting and writing have appeared in or on National Geographic, USA Today, Bookforum, the New York Times website, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Root, the Nation website, Filter, GIANT, Jezebel, Wonkette, Nerve, The American Prospect, The Awl, and various other publications. Most recently he served as the west coast editor at Gawker and, before that, the senior editor at GOOD magazine. You may have heard him talking on NPR, where he reviews books, or on WNYC, the CBC, the BBC, CNN, RT, or MSNBC. His literary agent is David Patterson at Foundry. His manager is Jermaine Johnson at 3 Arts.
Cord lives in Los Angeles and has tremendous hand-eye coordination.