Matt James Wiki – Biography
Matt James is an American reality star and a contestant on Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette season. He was announced as the first black Bachelor in a statement on Good Morning America on Friday, June 12, 2020.
Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement: “We know we have a responsibility to make sure the love stories we’re seeing onscreen are representative of the world we live in, and we are proudly in service to our audience. This is just the beginning, and we will continue to take action with regard to diversity issues on this franchise. We feel so privileged to have Matt as our first Black Bachelor and we cannot wait to embark on this journey with him.”
Prior to being named the Bachelor, James was previously cast as one of Clare Crawley’s Bachelorette contestants. Rachel Lindsay made history as the first black female lead of the ABC franchise for season 13 of The Bachelorette in 2017.
James graduated from Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C in 2010. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2015 with a degree in Economics. He played for Wake Forest Demon Deacons football as a wide receiver. He had a short stint in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers (April 2015) and the New Orleans Saints (May 2015 – July 2015). He did not make the cut and was cut by the two NFL teams.
James has been an associate at CBRE, a commercial real estate firm, since May 2019. He joined CBRE as a research analyst in Oct 2017 and worked under that role until February 2019. From February 2019 – May 2019, he worked as an Asset Manager. Prior to joining CBRE, he worked as a Media Planner at Mic from April 2017 – October 2017. He previously worked as a Corporate & Institutional Banking Analyst at PNC from February 2016 – April 2017. In May 2018, he Co-Founded ABC Food Tours, according to his Linkedin profile.
Matt James Age
Matt James was born on December 3, 1991.
Matt James is the son of Manny James and Patty James.
Matt James stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.95 m).
Matt James’ net worth is unclear.
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