Touré

Touré is a veteran TV and print journalist. He is a correspondent for Access Hollywood. He was the host of BET’s The Black Carpet and the host of Treasure HD’s I’ll Try Anything Once, an action-adventure reality show where he dove into wild challenges like demolition derbying, sumo wrestling, skydiving, and playing semi-pro football with women. He was also CNN’s first Pop Culture Correspondent, and the host of MTV2’s Spoke N Heard. He’s the author of three books: Never Drank the Kool-Aid, a collection of essays about hiphop and life, and Soul City, a novel, and the Portable Promised Land, a collection of short stories. He remains a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone, where he’s been writing for over fifteen years and did cover stories on Jay-Z, Beyonce, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, DMX, 50 Cent, N’ Sync, and many others. He has appeared on many TV shows including the Today show, the O’Reilly Factor, Nightline, American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360°, Paula Zahn Now, and Topic A with Tina Brown where Brown called him, “a one-man media conglomerate.” His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Artforum, Tennis, Playboy, the Best American Essays of 1999, the Best American Sportswriting of 2001, the Da Capo Best Music Writing of 2004, the Best American Erotica of 2004, theDailyBeast.com, and Huffingtonpost.com.