LZ Granderson Biography

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.

LZ Granderson wrote a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer for ESPN and lecturer at Northwestern University, and now a fellow at the U. of Chicago's Institute of Politics, the former Hechinger Institute fellow has had his commentary recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

His columns for CNN.com were among the most popular on the network’s website, twice finishing on Facebook’s annual most posted list. As a result, CNN had trusted him to be the leading voice on some of the biggest stories of the past three years including the re-election and inauguration of President Obama, the George Zimmerman trial and the Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage.

He is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He also contributes to ESPN's Sports Center, Outside the Lines, Sports Reporters, First Take, and the network's Grand Slam tennis coverage. As with ESPN, he is also a frequent guest on television as well including Newsroom with Don Lemon, Outfront with Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper 360, State of the Union, HBO Real Sports and Wendy Williams.His TED talk was one of the most viewed.

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LZ Granderson Videos

LZ Granderson: Here's why Biden appeals to African-American voters
LZ Granderson: Here's why Biden appeals to African-American voters
LZ Granderson: NBA gets it right over NFL on social issues ...
LZ Granderson: NBA gets it right over NFL on social issues ...
Diversity Conversation: Lz Granderson
Diversity Conversation: Lz Granderson

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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.

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LZ Granderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including News & Media, Diversity and Sports Writing. The estimated speaking fee range to book LZ Granderson for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. 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, Shane Ortega and Kylar Broadus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling LZ Granderson for an upcoming event.

LZ Granderson Videos

LZ Granderson: Here's why Biden appeals to African-American voters
LZ Granderson: Here's why Biden appeals to African-American voters
LZ Granderson: NBA gets it right over NFL on social issues ...
LZ Granderson: NBA gets it right over NFL on social issues ...
Diversity Conversation: Lz Granderson
Diversity Conversation: Lz Granderson
LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda
LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda
CNN Opinion contributor, LZ Granderson 'Don't let ignorant people vote'
CNN Opinion contributor, LZ Granderson 'Don't let ignorant people vote'

LZ Granderson Reviews

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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 including News & Media, Diversity and Sports Writing. The estimated speaking fee range to book LZ Granderson for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. 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, Shane Ortega and Kylar Broadus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling LZ Granderson for an upcoming event.

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