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LZ Granderson      

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

LZ Granderson is a journalist, host, and contributor for ABC News, the LA Times, and ESPN Radio.

Granderson previously acted as a contributor for DAZN Network and as a co-host of ESPN's SportsNation. Granderson was named Journalist of the Year in 2011 by the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association, and he has been recognized by the Online News Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Granderson has been in the news landscape for years now after catching attention as a breakout contributor to various news platforms and boldly standing up for what he believes in in his personal life. His writing is largely insightful, often times sparking debate over hot issues and social topics in sport.

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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.


OPINION: LZ Granderson on Trump's Comments to Black Voters ...

In 1932 a quarter of the American workforce was unemployed, housing prices had fallen by 10.5 percent and President Herbert Hoover's inability to turn things  ...

LZ Granderson: Hillary Clinton Is Off The Campaign Trail To Avoid ...

ABC News contributor LZ Granderson connects the dots between WikiLeaks and Hillary Clinton not planning to make any public appearances for the next 20 ...

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