Edward Wyckoff Williams is a television producer, correspondent, columnist, political analyst and former investment banker; who has appeared on AlJazeera, MSNBC CBS, ABC, CNN, BBC and national syndicated radio.
Edward holds his BA in History and Economics from Yale University, a Masters in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford in England, and studied law at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.
Williams' work has focused on a range of socio-political issues, with interviews of major political figures and notable personalities including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; President Barack Obama's HUD Secretary Julian Castro; comedian and actor Chris Rock; former Newark Mayor and current New Jersey Senator Cory Booker; Martin Luther King, III -- activist and eldest son of the civil rights leader; Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin; Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on his transformational role in the implementation of Obamacare; Congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; and National Football League wide receiver Laveranues Coles about his career and surviving childhood sexual abuse.
Williams is a regular guest on national syndiated radio programs, most notably Chicago's WVON 1690AM; NPR Baltimore Affiliate WEAA 88.9FM; Radio One Inside Detroit with Mildred Gaddis; California's KPFA 94.1FM, Hard Knock Radio and New York's Equality Pride Radio WWRL 1600AM. His work has also been featured on National Public Radio by NPR's Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan.
Williams has appeared on television as a correspondent and political commentator discussing a range of topics including gay and minority rights, healthcare, education, immigration reform, international affairs and President Barack Obama.
In January 2015, Williams received two GLAAD Media Award nominations, the first in Outstanding Television Journalism for "Gay and Muslim in America", a piece he produced and reported for AlJazeera; and the second in Outstanding Digital Journalism for a written piece, "Black Parents, Gay Sons and Redefining Masculinity". He was the only nominee that year whose work was honored twice.