Hi, I’m Ernest. I’m a writer and media entrepreneur. I am also a trained journalist, host, and consultant on content marketing and brand storytelling.
I was born and raised in Chicago and studied Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at Florida State University. After a brief stint in A&R for Hitco Publishing/Def Jam, I moved back to Chicago to work for the Chicago Tribune. Since then, I’ve worked for global brands like Red Bull, and startups later acquired like Reverb.com. My one-person company is named Wilkins & Associates LLC because I can’t do what I do without great partners, even when I’m by myself.
My writing has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Complex, Deadspin, Gawker, GQ, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Vulture, and VICE. I write a popular newsletter and podcast called Office Hours with Ernest Wilkins. Andrew WK taught me how to ride a bike.