ENTERTAINMENT SPOTLIGHT: Jawn Murray
Jawn Murray is a TV Host, Pop Culture Expert, Media Personality and Influencer
Meet Mr. Jawn Murray who has become a household media maven, taking the media world by storm and setting & establishing trends within the media realm while becoming a huge force in pop culture today. I had the pleasure of not only meeting this talented brother, but also was afforded the opportunity to interview him and get an in depth look at how this force we know as Jawn Murray came to be and how he is still knocking down doors and being a pioneer in the media industry.
"Named by Ebony magazine as one of the “30 on the Rise” to watch in the industry. He has also been recognized by the NAACP as one of “40 Power Players Under 40” and by Don Julio Tequila as one of the 12 Most Influential Men in Washington, DC. A respected TV talent, Jawn has hosted the series “Night Crawl New York with Jawn Murray” & the special “The Maryland Renaissance Festival” for Travel Channel. He has also hosted specials for the EPIX channel (“Top Five: A Red Carpet Special”) and NFL Network (“NFL Fan Pass: Super Bowl 49”). A go-to guy for pop culture commentary and perspective, Jawn has appeared numerous times on “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “E! True Hollywood Story” and the TV One shows “Unsung,” “Life
After,” and “News One Now with Roland Martin."
He has also appeared as a subject matter expert on news networks like CNN, MSNBC, HLN, Fox News, BBC, VH1, Sun News and TV One. While co-hosting “The View” in 2014, the show’s creator Barbara Walters turned to Jawn on live television and said: “I love your way with words!” He was also included as part of Walter’s 2013 “Most Fascinating People” special as part of a video package on Miley Cyrus. For six years, Jawn worked as a pop culture reporter on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” His other radio endeavors include a short stint on “The Doug Banks Morning Show.” Jawn is Editor in Chief and Founder of the entertainment and lifestyle website AlwaysAList.com; and is a former columnist for the top-rated entertainment site AOL Black Voices. Jawn executive produced the faith-based music compilation, “Jawn Murray presents Untapped;” a showcase of 10 unsigned recording artists. That CD was released in partnership EMI Gospel in September 2011. He also worked as a casting consultant for five seasons on BET’s music competition series “Sunday
JAWN MURRAY STATS:
JAWN MURRAY is a quick-witted TV host, Media Personality, Pop Culture
Commentator and Influencer with a cosmic knowledge of entertainment news,
celebrity culture, social media and trending topics. Whether hosting TV or digital
content, Jawn creates moments that are memorable and make impact! It’s no
wonder the legendary Barbara Walters turned to him on live TV when he guest
co-hosted “The View” and said: “I love your way with words!”
ON TV: He has hosted programming for Travel Channel (“Night Crawl New York
with Jawn Murray” & “The Maryland Renaissance Festival”), EPIX (“Top Five: A
Red Carpet Special”) and NFL Network (“NFL Fan Pass”). In addition to guest- hosting ABC’s “The View,” Jawn has made numerous appearances on the
syndicated talk shows “The Wendy Williams Show” and “The Meredith Vieira
Show.” As a leading Pop Culture Commentator, he’s become a coveted voice and
regularly featured expert on CNN, TV One, MSNBC, HLN, Fusion TV, BBC, Sun
News, E! Entertainment & other networks. He’s also made appearances on
NBC’s “Today Show;” “Access Hollywood;” “Our World with Black
Enterprise;” and TV One’s “Unsung,” “Life After” and “News One Now.”
INFLUENCER: Jawn has single handedly created brand buzz and product
momentum with mentions in both traditional media and social media. The
Huffington Post credits him with “catapulting” Kim Kardashian’s stardom with a
story he penned for AOL Black Voices in 2006.
SOCIAL MEDIA: With a Klout score of 80 – putting him in the top 10% of all
social media users, Jawn reaches an engaged base of more than 130K unique
followers combined over platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,
Periscope, Google+ and LinkedIn. The influencer monitoring agency Onalytica
named him one of the Top 100 Influencers on social media who attended the
2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
MEDIA PERSONALITY & JOURNALIST: Currently Editor-in-Chief of
AlwaysAList.com, Jawn oversees the day-to-day operations of the sophisticated
entertainment and upscale lifestyle website that combines celebrity interviews,
information, travel stories and lifestyle features.
RADIO: He is a regular contributor on nationally syndicated weekend show, Café
Mocha Radio. The former on-air talent on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner
Morning Show, Jawn is now in talks for to launch a podcast later this year.
RECOGNITIONS: Ebony magazine named him as one of the “30 on the Rise” to watch in the industry! / NAACP recently recognized him as one of “40 Power Players Under 40!” / Don Julio Tequila named him one of Washington, DC’s 12 most influential men for 2012 - 2013! / Grey Goose selected him as one of their “Archetype 25” honorees – 25 people who have carved a chunk in the world for themselves.