Jamil Smith is a former essayist for the Los Angeles Times. He joined The Times’ newsroom in 2022 after holding senior positions at Rolling Stone, Vox and the New Republic. He has also co-hosted “One Year Later,” a limited radio series for KCRW, as well as several podcasts. Prior to his writing career, Smith worked in cable news and in sports, winning three Emmys while at NFL Films. In 2019, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded him its prize for arts reporting for his Time cover story about the film “Black Panther.” He is a proud native of Cleveland.
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