Sheraz Farooqi is a journalist,editor and film critic.
Based in New York City, Sheraz has been a journalist, editor, and film critic since 2017. Sheraz has worked on breaking news stories, including coverage of the early Pandemic during his time as a reporting fellow for Newsweek. Since then he has also been published on Forbes, CNN, and The Hollywood Reporter, where he carved his niche as a Film & Hollywood Reporter. Sheraz also founded his publication, ComicBook Debate, an outlet for people of color to write and review content on the pop-culture world.
Additionally, Sheraz hosts a podcast with his three brothers in conjunction with ComicBook Debate, The Farooqi Bros podcast. With over 400,000 subscribers and over 200 million views, Sheraz has become a strong voice in the pop-culture world. As a part-time film critic, Sheraz’s film reviews can be found on Rotten Tomatoes and he’s currently a member of the Critics’ Choice Association.
Sheraz strongly believes in charity work and has worked tirelessly to use his platform to give back. In 2018, he led an initiative with the Black Panther Challenge, taking 400 children in underserved communities to see Black Panther for free. In 2019, Sheraz hosted a children’s Toy drive at the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital design, donating toys, and participating in a superhero workshop with the children. In 2021, Sheraz raised over $4000 to build 8 clean water wells in critical refugee areas. Currently a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Sheraz is aiming to complete his Masters in Early 2022.
Sheraz currently works as an Editor at McKinsey & Company, where he works with multiple editors across organic and paid media, bringing his media savvy, brand building, and keen journalistic skills to the forefront.