LZ Granderson

LZ Granderson

LZ Granderson today is considered the nation’s most visible, openly gay sports journalist and has been out his entire professional career while working exclusively within mainstream media. He is currently an ESPN senior writer for The Undefeated and regular contributor to SportsNation, Around the Horn, and Outside the Lines, while also a tennis analyst and reporter at Wimbledon and the US Open. He is a regular ABC News contributor to GMA, This Week and Nightline, in addition to co-hosting ABC News’ first digital show Strait Talk and this year co-anchored ABC News digital coverage of the RNC and DNC. Prior to joining ABC, his unique observations on the intersections of athletics, race, identity, culture, LGBT issues and politics made him a popular CNN columnist and contributor to Erin Burnett OutFront, Newsroom with Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper 360. Prior to ESPN, Granderson was a reporter for such publications as The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The South Bend Tribune, and The Grand Rapids Press. Outside of newsrooms, has previously served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. LZ Granderson was honored by GLAAD and NLGJA for his outstanding journalism in years past, in 2012, Granderson was named NLGJA’s Journalist of the Year