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Meet The Team
A New York native OJ began his career as an intern at the legendary hip-hop bible, The Source Magazine. In 2013, he was a founding member of Steve Stoute’s theSTASHED, where he spearheaded their film and lifestyle sections. Later he later took on task of managing editor for Ebony Magazine ushering a new era of the for historic title. In May 2015, he decided to start his own editorial platform and The Knockturnal was born.
Elizabeth Taylor is a journalist with featured articles and covers in Variety, E! News, Harper’s BAZAAR Vietnam, Retreat Magazine, Gurus, Elle Canada and many more. A frequent reporter at film, fashion, sports, and art events due to her stature as “The Sensible Socialite,” she is passionate about people she is fortunate to interview. She has also spent many years working as a television producer on such shows as the global “New Year’s Eve Ball Drop” in Times Square while continuing to write at various publications. The work over the years has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Greatly influenced by her time on the road, Taylor has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live.
Tolliver is a Chicago-born funk singer, journalist and DJ drawn to the humor in every story, the dance floor and the best BBQ spot in every city. He’s written for Reuters, produced video for LA Times, TOMS shoes and OutTV, interviewed some of the biggest celebrities of our time, and is the musical director and DJ on NPR’s ‘The Middle’. Musically, he’s appeared on the Late Late Show, gave a TED Talk and performance at the 2023 conference, has toured all over the US and Europe and is in constant rotation on KCRW. He’s also the founder and executive producer of Exotic Fruits Fest, an annual music and film event that benefits local non-profits.
Vinesh is a native New Yorker born and raised in queens. Since joining The Knockturnal in 2015, vinesh has covered the entertainment world from top to bottom. Having covered events in movies, tv, fashion, and interviewed a multitude of celebrities, he now focuses on being The Knockturnal’s lifestyle editor. He specializes in the food, wine, spirits, and travel sector and also covers LGBTQ centered events as well.
Parris Rose is a TV host, entertainment reporter, social editor and actor who is unapologetically authentic, bold, full of charisma and a jack of all trades. She embraces her dualities; smart & silly, opinionated but empathetic, hardworking badass yet takes time to travel, explore and focus on wellness. You may have caught her as the host on Hollywire, updating you on the latest happenings in Hollywood or on American Beauty Star as she recapped the latest celebrity beauty trends or possibly you happened to catch her on Snapchat’s show Brother where she dished on dating and offered relationship tips. She has even shared her magnetic energy as the host of AEW on TNT’s 3-Count. Her Jamaican heritage has always given her an edge and she attributes much of who she is to her West Indian roots.