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LZ Granderson

LZ Granderson

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

LZ Granderson Biography

LZ Granderson is a political contributor and host of the Life Out Loud podcast for ABC News, Op-Ed Columnist for the LA Times, and the host of the The Long Game podcast for Recount.

Granderson was at ESPN for 17 years, where he most recently co-hosted "Sedano and LZ" for ESPN-LA 710 - He began his career as an editor for ESPN The Magazine, helping oversee its NBA and tennis coverage. He also co-created, produced and served as host for serval other programming initiatives which aired on ESPN3, including LZ’s Café, where he interviewed athletes and celebrities such as Andre 3000 an Dierks Bentley. As a senior writer, Granderson maintained a regular column for ESPN.com for a number of years and has served as a contributing commentator on Outside The Lines, Around the Horn and SportsCenter. He has served as part of the network’s tennis team covering Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, counting Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal among the all-time greats he has interviewed. The unabashed women’s basketball fan broke the Sheryl Swoopes coming out story in 2006 and reported on the SC Featured piece about Texas basketball center, Imani McGee-Stafford, which won the Lone Star Emmy in 2015. Granderson was also a co-host of SportsNation from 2016-2018.

The award-winning journalist worked for several newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the South Bend Tribune and the Grand Rapids Press, primarily covering sports, politics, education and entertainment. In 2016, Granderson was inducted into the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Hall of Fame and recently joined Marvel Studios’ digital team, co-anchoring red carpet coverage of the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War.

His work has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD, and The Advocate frequently includes him as one of the 50 most influential LGBTQ+ voices in the media. His TED Talk on LGBTQ equality has more than 1.6 million views. In 2011, Granderson was named Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Assn. and his columns have been recognized by the National Assn. of Black Journalists as well as the Online News Assn.

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LZ Granderson Videos

LZ Granderson: US hasn't 'addressed the damage' from racial ...
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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.

LZ Granderson Videos

LZ Granderson: US hasn't 'addressed the damage' from racial ...
LZ Granderson: 'My prayer is that this becomes a trend'
LZ Granderson: Here's why Biden appeals to African-American voters

LZ Granderson Reviews

  • Great experience, thank you so much for everything!
    Perkins Coie LLP - Jun 29 2021

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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