W Kamau Bell Profile
W Kamau Bell is an American TV Host, Stand-up comedian, and Author working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He serves the CNN network as an executive producer and host.
W Kamau Bell Education
Kamau Bell graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Illinois and then joined the University of Pennsylvania. He dropped out of school while at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to pursue a career in comedy.
W Kamau Bell Career
Kamau Bell serves at CNN as a host and executive producer for “United Shades of America,” an Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series. He has been hosting the series since the year 2016. He also serves as a director of “Cultureshock: Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain,” a documentary. From 2012 to 2013, he hosted “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” an FXX TV series.
Kamau Bell has hosted “Kamau Right Now,” the live radio show and podcast on KALW. Additionally, he has served as a co-host of the podcasts “Politically Re-Active with Hari Kondabolu” and “Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period with Kevin Avery.” In the year 2022, he served as a director and producer of “We Need to Talk About Cosby,” the documentary miniseries. Kamau has also hosted the podcast “The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture” for 4 years (2010 – 2014).
Kamau Bell is also a sociopolitical comedian who first debuted on Netflix in the year 2018, where he hosted “Private School Negro,” a stand-up comedy special. He is the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice and is on the advisory board of “Hollaback! and Donors Choose.” Kamau Bell was named “the most promising new talent in the political comedy” for multiple years by The New York Times. The American Civil Liberties Union also named him “celebrity ambassador on racial justice” in October 2013.
W Kamau Bell Age
Kamau Bell is 50 years old as of 2023. He was born on January 26, 1973, in Palo Alto, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 26th of January every year.
Quick Facts About Bell
|50 years old as of 2023
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W Kamau Bell Height
Kamau Bell stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m).
W Kamau Bell Family
Kamau Bell was raised in Alabama, Chicago, and Boston with his loving parents, Janet Cheatham Bell (mother) and Walter Bell (father). His mom is an author and a founder of a self-publishing firm. His dad has worked as a Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation and an Insurance Commissioner in Alabama. Kamau Bell is the only child in his family, he doesn’t have any siblings.
W Kamau Bell Wife
Kamau Bell is married to Melissa Hudson Bell. They tied the knot in the year 2009. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 3 daughters, whose names are unknown at the moment.
W Kamau Bell Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
W Kamau Bell Net Worth
Kamau Bell has an estimated net worth of $4 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a TV Host, Stand-up comedian, and Author.
W Kamau Bell Vasectomy
Kamau Bell underwent a successful vasectomy surgery in May 2019. Much information about the surgery is currently under review. After the surgery, he advised men to talk about their private parts in healthy and helpful ways in order to create awareness and prevent worsening conditions.
W Kamau Bell Books / Author
Kamau Bell is the author of several essays and blog posts about racism and race in American media and politics. He published his 1st book in May 2017; “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4′, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.” His second book was “Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book” which he co-authored with Kate Schatz.
W Kamau Bell Implicit Bias Incident
On January 26, 2015, Kamau Bell and his wife had an incident at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley, California, which Kamau Bell claimed was racially motivated. An employee asked him to leave while he was chatting with his white wife and friends. The waitress assumed he was “selling something” because of his casual attire. The cafe owner fired the waitress, and Kamau Bell and the owner organized a forum to address bias issues. This incident was later featured on This American Life. After the 2018 Starbucks arrests, Kamau Bell criticized Elmwood Cafe again. The cafe closed but reopened a month later with a new name, Baker & Commons.
W Kamau Bell Activism
Bell is on the advisory boards of Race Forward, a racial justice think tank (formerly the Applied Research Center), and Hollaback!, an anti-harassment organization. Additionally, in October 2013, he was appointed as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador for racial justice.
W Kamau Bell TV Show Appearance
Kamau Bell has appeared in several television shows such as;
- We Need to Talk About Cosby
- 1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed
- Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
- United Shades of America
- W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro
- W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro
W Kamau Bell CNN
At CNN Kamau Bell works alongside;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Patrick Oppmann
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- David McKenzie
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Athena Jones
- Laura Jarrett
- Kristen Holmes
- Paula Hancocks