After graduation from Georgetown University’s undergraduate school of business Morris W. O’Kelly (Mo’Kelly) immediately went to work for Capitol Records and enjoyed an 11-year stint in the music industry, working for such companies as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, NARAS (the Grammys), and numerous other record labels.
In addition, he began branching out into entertainment journalism, scribing for newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. After a number of critically acclaimed Op/Ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times, he decided to combine his love of writing and media production.
Among his awards for his contributions on and off the page, O’Kelly was recognized by Ebony Magazine as a “Superbachelor” in 1999 and a 2003 recipient of the Guy Hanks Marvin Miller (Bill Cosby) screenwriting fellowship. Yale University honored O’Kelly twice in 2010 for his work, which has appeared in The New York Times, on CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, The Jim Rome Show and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest and dozens of other national outlets.
Presently, O’Kelly is the host of the syndicated radio program, The Mo’Kelly Show, broadcast on KFI AM640 and SiriusXM, and a regular political commentator for the BBC Radio Network regarding the American political system. Also, he pens the syndicated column, The Mo’Kelly Report which runs on The Huffington Post and other print and online destinations worldwide.
On a personal level, word on the street is that he sings in the shower and various Karaoke bars in and around the city.
Brotha can warble.
In all 3 minutes of his free time, he practices and instructs the Korean martial art of Hapkido, where he is a 4th degree black belt.