Christopher John Farley

Christopher John Farley (born July 28, 1966) is a Jamaican-born American journalist, columnist, and author.

Christopher John Farley
Born (1966-07-28) July 28, 1966 (age 54)
OccupationJournalist, author, columnist

Early lifeEdit

Farley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in New York. He is a graduate of Brockport High School and Harvard University, where he edited the Harvard Lampoon. He has been a writer for Time magazine since 1992. He currently serves as an editor of The Wall Street Journal. In May 2005, Time published Chris's interview with comedian Dave Chappelle.


Farley is the author of the fact-based novel Kingston by Starlight, the novel My Favorite War; and biographies Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley; Aaliyah, More Than a Woman;[1] Introducing Halle Berry; and is a co-author of Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey. In 2004, at the passing of legendary rhythm and blues recording artist and singer Ray Charles, Farley and fellow journalist Anthony DeCurtis, pianist Marcus Roberts, and violinist and record producer Phil Ramone all appeared in an installment of the Charlie Rose Show, titled An Appreciation of Ray Charles, which was dedicated to the singer's music and his memory and legacy.[2]


  1. ^ "Music man: writer Christopher John Farley's biography of the late pop singer Aaliyah is one of the latest books to capitalize on the success of black music". vLex. 43, Book Review, 2002/5/3.
  2. ^ "Charlie Rose (TV program)- An Appreciation of Ray Charles with Marcus Roberts, Phil Ramone, Christopher John Farley and Anthony Decurtis on PBS". Archived from the original on January 14, 2011.

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