LZ Granderson

Spring 2015 Resident Fellow

CNN contributor and a senior writer for ESPN

Mr. Granderson’s work has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association which named him Journalist of the Year in 2011.

Mr. Granderson joined ESPN as an NBA editor in 2005 and later co-produced and hosted multiple online programs, including his own talk show. Since 2012 he has been a member of the network’s Emmy-nominated tennis coverage team. Prior to joining ESPN and CNN, Mr. Granderson worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Grand Rapids Press, The Kalamazoo Gazette and The South Bend Tribune covering everything from education to politics. A regular on Sunday morning talk shows such as ABC’s This Week and CNN’s State of the Union, Mr. Granderson has covered some of the nation’s biggest stories over the past couple of years including the re-election of President Obama and the unrest in Ferguson. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT rights organization, recently honored Mr. Granderson for his advocacy work and his TED Talk, “Myth of the Gay Agenda”, has garnered more than 1.1 million page views and has been translated in 26 languages. He and his family live in Chicago where he is a member of the Chicago Ideas Week Co-Op and works with Affinity Community Services.

Seminar Information

Day: Wednesdays, 4/8 - 5/27

Time: 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Location: Institute of Politics Living Room, 5707 South Woodlawn Avenue

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Office hours: Wednesdays, 12pm - 4pm.  Register here.

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