Christopher John Farley

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Christopher Farley
Born Christopher John Farley
(1966-07-28) July 28, 1966 (age 49)
Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation journalist, author, columnist
Spouse(s) Sharon Epperson, 1997–present
Children 2

For the late comedian and Saturday Night Live actor, see Chris Farley.

Christopher John Farley[1](born July 28, 1966)[2] is a Jamaican-born American journalist, columnist, and author.

Early life and education[edit]

Farley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in New York. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a former editor of 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.

Career and literary works[edit]

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;[3]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.[4]


Farley is married to CNBC personal finance reporter Sharon Epperson, who authored the financial book The Big Payoff, and they live in Westchester County, New York with their two children. Farley and Epperson have been married since August 30, 1997.


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