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CNN and ESPN Columnist; Celebrated Voice on Sports, Race & Gay Rights

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Granderson is currently a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and has contributed to ESPN’s Sports Center, Outside the Lines, and First Take. He writes a weekly column for CNN.com, appears weekly on CNN Newsroom, has a CNN video blog and podcast and appears frequently on CNN Newsroom, American Morning with Ali Velshi, Newsroom with Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper 360.

Granderson was first hired at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a home design writer, but with his passion for sports it wasn’t long before he became the lead writer for the paper’s entertainment section, where he made a name as a sportswriter. In 2003, ESPN: The Magazine hired Granderson as a freelance writer, and in 2004 he became an NBA editor. He was named as the 2012 Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and is a 2011 and 2010 nominee and the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism.

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  • Dare You to Move

    Through humor and candid personal stories, ESPN columnist and TV personality LZ Granderson shares his journey from poverty, physical abuse and gang culture in Detroit to becoming the most visible openly gay man working in sports today. In his commentary LZ has tackled taboo subjects such as usage of the N-word in the black community, the presence of gays in the locker room, and the truths and lies about reverse racism. He spares no one. Not even himself.

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LZ Granderson

CNN and ESPN Columnist; Celebrated Voice on Sports, Race & Gay Rights

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LZ Granderson Biography

Granderson is currently a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and has contributed to ESPN’s Sports Center, Outside the Lines, and First Take. He writes a weekly column for CNN.com, appears weekly on CNN Newsroom, has a CNN video blog and podcast and appears frequently on CNN Newsroom, American Morning with Ali Velshi, Newsroom with Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper 360.

Granderson was first hired at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a home design writer, but with his passion for sports it wasn’t long before he became the lead writer for the paper’s entertainment section, where he made a name as a sportswriter. In 2003, ESPN: The Magazine hired Granderson as a freelance writer, and in 2004 he became an NBA editor. He was named as the 2012 Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and is a 2011 and 2010 nominee and the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism.

LZ Granderson Videos

  • LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda
    http://www.ted.com In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much...
  • The myth of the gay agenda - LZ Granderson - YouTube
  • CNN: CNN Opinion contributor, LZ Granderson 'Don't let ignorant ...

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LZ Granderson Speaking Topics

  • Dare You to Move

    Through humor and candid personal stories, ESPN columnist and TV personality LZ Granderson shares his journey from poverty, physical abuse and gang culture in Detroit to becoming the most visible openly gay man working in sports today. In his commentary LZ has tackled taboo subjects such as usage of the N-word in the black community, the presence of gays in the locker room, and the truths and lies about reverse racism. He spares no one. Not even himself.

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  • How to book LZ Granderson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like LZ Granderson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for LZ Granderson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for LZ Granderson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book LZ Granderson?

    Booking fees for LZ Granderson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire LZ Granderson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for LZ Granderson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like LZ Granderson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book LZ Granderson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent LZ Granderson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for LZ Granderson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

LZ Granderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book LZ Granderson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. LZ Granderson generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geena Rocero, Stephen A. Smith, Janet Mock, Staceyann Chin and Alex Newell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling LZ Granderson for an upcoming event.

LZ Granderson Speaker Videos

  • LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda
    http://www.ted.com In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." (Filmed at...
    The myth of the gay agenda - LZ Granderson - YouTube
  • CNN: CNN Opinion contributor, LZ Granderson 'Don't let ignorant ...
    Diversity Conversation: Lz Granderson - YouTube

LZ Granderson Speaking Topics

  • Dare You to Move

    Through humor and candid personal stories, ESPN columnist and TV personality LZ Granderson shares his journey from poverty, physical abuse and gang culture in Detroit to becoming the most visible openly gay man working in sports today. In his commentary LZ has tackled taboo subjects such as usage of the N-word in the black community, the presence of gays in the locker room, and the truths and lies about reverse racism. He spares no one. Not even himself.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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