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Leonard Pitts, Jr.

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Leonard Pitts, Jr. Biography

A former writer for Casey Kasem's radio program "American Top 40," Leonard Pitts, Jr. was a pop music critic at the Miami Herald where he began writing about race and current affairs in his own column. Today, his Miami Herald newspaper column on pop culture, social issues and family life is syndicated in more than 150 daily newspapers. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1992, he won the top prize for commentary at the Scripps Howard Foundation’s National Journalism Awards in 2002.

He is also the author of the bestseller, Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, a poignant account of the nature and meaning of black fatherhood in the contemporary United States.

Pitts’ column has also won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, among others. He is a three-time recipient of the National Headliners Award. In 2001, he received the American Society of Newspaper Editors prestigious ASNE Award for Commentary Writing and was named Columnist of the Year by Editor and Publisher magazine. In 2002, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists awarded Pitts its inaugural Columnist of the Year award. Also in 2002, GLAAD Media awarded Pitts the Outstanding Newspaper Columnist award.

Speaking Topics
  • Race in America

  • Becoming Dad: Black Men and Journey to Fatherhood

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Freeman

Freeman

Forward From this Moment: Selected Columns, 1994-2009

Forward From this Moment: Selected Columns, 1994-2009

Before I Forget

Before I Forget

Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood

Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood

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    Speaking fees for Leonard Pitts, Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Leonard Pitts, Jr. are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Leonard Pitts, Jr., click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Leonard Pitts, Jr. speak about?

    Leonard Pitts, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Journalism, Media, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Leonard Pitts, Jr. travel from?

    Leonard Pitts, Jr. generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Leonard Pitts, Jr.’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Leonard Pitts, Jr. for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leonard Pitts, Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Leonard Pitts, Jr. or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Leonard Pitts, Jr. Biography

A former writer for Casey Kasem's radio program "American Top 40," Leonard Pitts, Jr. was a pop music critic at the Miami Herald where he began writing about race and current affairs in his own column. Today, his Miami Herald newspaper column on pop culture, social issues and family life is syndicated in more than 150 daily newspapers. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1992, he won the top prize for commentary at the Scripps Howard Foundation’s National Journalism Awards in 2002.

He is also the author of the bestseller, Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, a poignant account of the nature and meaning of black fatherhood in the contemporary United States.

Pitts’ column has also won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, among others. He is a three-time recipient of the National Headliners Award. In 2001, he received the American Society of Newspaper Editors prestigious ASNE Award for Commentary Writing and was named Columnist of the Year by Editor and Publisher magazine. In 2002, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists awarded Pitts its inaugural Columnist of the Year award. Also in 2002, GLAAD Media awarded Pitts the Outstanding Newspaper Columnist award.

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Speaking Topics

  • Race in America

  • Becoming Dad: Black Men and Journey to Fatherhood

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Videos

  • GS 28 Leonard Pitts Worship (EDIT) - YouTube
  • Leonard Pitts www.azpbs.org/horizon - YouTube

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Books

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  • How do I book Leonard Pitts, Jr. to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Leonard Pitts, Jr. for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Leonard Pitts, Jr., 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Leonard Pitts, Jr. or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Leonard Pitts, Jr.

    Speaking fees for Leonard Pitts, Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Leonard Pitts, Jr. are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Leonard Pitts, Jr., click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Leonard Pitts, Jr. speak about?

    Leonard Pitts, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Journalism, Media, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Leonard Pitts, Jr. travel from?

    Leonard Pitts, Jr. generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Leonard Pitts, Jr.’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Leonard Pitts, Jr. for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leonard Pitts, Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Leonard Pitts, Jr. or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Leonard Pitts, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Race in America and Becoming Dad: Black Men and Journey to Fatherhood. The estimated speaking fee range to book Leonard Pitts, Jr. for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Leonard Pitts, Jr. generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bobby Seale, Wesley Lowery, T.J. Holmes, Roland Martin and Stephen A. Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leonard Pitts, Jr. for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Speaking Topics

  • Race in America

  • Becoming Dad: Black Men and Journey to Fatherhood

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Speaker Videos

  • GS 28 Leonard Pitts Worship (EDIT) - YouTube
    Leonard Pitts www.azpbs.org/horizon - YouTube

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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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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