LZ Granderson Biography
(LZ Granderson)Elzie Lee “LZ” Granderson is an American journalist and former actor. As of 2019, he is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine, a co-host of SportsNation on ESPN, co-host of Mornings With Keyshawn, LZ and Travis on ESPN LA 710, and a columnist for CNN. “LZ” was named the Los Angeles Times Sports and Culture Columnist in January 2019.
Elzie Lee is a former writer for ESPN.com’s Page 2 and he has contributed to the channel’s SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, Around the Horn, and ESPN First Take and commentates for ESPN’s coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. He has also hosted the web-based ESPN360 talk show Game Night.
Granderson is a former fellow of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and the Hechinger Institute at Columbia University, as well as a columnist for ABC News.
LZ Granderson Age
LZ Granderson was born on March 11. 1972, in Detroit, MI. He is47 years old as of 2019. Lee is a famous American journalist and former actor.
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LZ Granderson was born on March 11. 1972, in Detroit, Michigan, the U.S. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the African ethnic group. He experienced his childhood with his family in Detroit, Michigan.He was borrn to his Mum Alma Jean Miller(born 26 June.1926 and died June 11.2018). Miller died at an age of 91 years old. Details about her father and siblings are yet to be published.
Alma Jean Miller Obituary
Jean, known to most as “Grandma”, passed peacefully at her home in Elk Grove, CA. This loving lady was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Charles “Babe” Miller. She is survived by her children, Tom, Mary, and Charlie. Grandmother to Shannon, Cori, Ryan, Kellen, and Katie. Great-grandmother to Wynter, Dakota, Conner, Xander, Milo, and PJ. Jean worked as a registered nurse for 40 years, both in Modoc County and city of Elk Grove.
She was a member of St Joseph’s Parish and Elk Grove BPOE #2577. Devoted SF Giants fan, she lived long enough to witness 3 World Series Championships! She will be missed by all who knew her. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Thur, June 21st at 11 am at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Grove, CA. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Mortuary, Elk Grove. Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 19. 2018
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Granderson is gay as he openly stated In a column for CNN.com. LZ has one son named Isaiah Granderson, from his previous marriage to a woman. His’s partner is Steve Huesing( ULTA Beauty’s merchandising operations director and interim president of Chicago’s Marriage Equality USA).
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Lz Granderson Net Worth
LZ Granderson has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million dollars as of 2019. And it is believed that his salary is more than $800 thousand dollars per year. As an ESPN persona and talented media personality, he also believes in hardworking, laboring and dedication television sector, so he earned this figure of net worth and earns these amounts of salary.
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ESPN sportswriter blasts Masters Tournament as a reference to slavery, Jim Crow
The Masters Tournament is called that as a reference to slavery and Jim Crow, a prominent ESPN sportswriter implied Tuesday.
L.Z. Granderson, in the context of a CNN “New Day” discussion of sports teams dropping Kate Smith’s iconic recording of “God Bless America” because the 1930s star recorded racist material, dropped a serious of rhetorical questions about the name of golf’s most famous tournament and the iconic course in Augusta, Georgia.
The tournament, Mr. Granderson said accurately enough, was founded in 1934 in a Jim Crow state by two local men (amateur champion Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts) with the conventional views of white Southerners at the time. Adopted from Washington times.
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Los Angeles Times Names LZ Granderson Sports and Culture Columnist
Granderson will start at The Times on Jan. 14 and write on the myriad topics that intersect sports, including politics, culture, race, fashion, and music
The Los Angeles Times has named LZ Granderson Sports and Culture Columnist, reporting to Assistant Managing Editor for Sports, Angel Rodriguez.
“Los Angeles and Orange County is home to 11 pro sports teams and L.A. is preparing to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup and 2028 Olympics,” said Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine. “The Times is ramping up efforts to cover the greatest sports city in America and we look forward to having LZ help readers navigate the vast influence that sports, teams, and athletes have on culture.”
In the newly-created position, Granderson will write on topics ranging from the latest home game to athletes turned activists. He’ll share his perspective on how sports connect with politics, culture, race, fashion, and music, and look at how teams and athletes are reflected in media and pop culture.
“LZ understands sports’ unique position in our society and its importance to our readers,” Rodriguez said. “We’re ecstatic that he’s joining The Times’ Sports staff to offer insightful, thought-provoking columns as part of our coverage.”
Granderson is currently the co-host of ESPNLA 710 Radio’s “Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ, and Travis,” the ringside reporter for DAZN and a contributor to CNN. He previously was the co-host of ESPN TV’s “SportsNation,” wrote for ESPN and The Undefeated, a contributor to ABC News, and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Columbia University.
“I grew up in Detroit reading Mitch Albom,” Granderson said. “I didn’t have enough money to buy my own newspaper so I would read the discarded ones on the bus, sometimes the ones in the trash. Not deep in the trash, like the wet, nasty ones with ketchup on them, just the ones on top. Anyway, he and Nathan McCall were the reasons why I wanted to be a newspaper columnist. So even though I’ve been blessed to work across many platforms in my career, I never lost track of the joy I felt as a kid reading Mitch in the paper.
“For a publication as prestigious as the L.A. Times to consider me talented enough to be a part of its incredible team, and have my byline woven into its rich history, is truly an honor. I equate it to having Denzel call you up and ask you to be in a movie with him: You don’t ask to see the script first, you say ‘yes’ because it’s Denzel. The L.A. Times called, I said ‘yes’.”
Granderson is expected to make appearances on The Times’ sports podcast, “Arrive Early, Leave Late,” and The Times’ and Spectrum News 1’s upcoming daily news magazine program, “L.A. Times Today.” He’ll join The Times award-winning Sports staff, including fellow columnists Helene Elliott, Dylan Hernandez, Bill Plaschke, and Eric Sondheimer.
The Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and their community publications in Southern California were purchased by Patrick Soon-Shiong on June 18, 2018. Since then, The Times has been rebuilding and expanding its newsroom. Granderson will join The Times in January. 14.
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Waking up with Jemele Hill and LZ Granderson
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Cultural icons and journalists Jemele Hill and LZ Granderson will talk about their storied careers, life in America, the intersection of sports and politics and reinvention with USC Annenberg Professor Miki Turner during a riveting conversation.
Hill, a former host of ESPN’s Sports Center, as of 2019 is a columnist with The Atlantic and host of a Spotify podcast aptly entitled “Unbothered.” Granderson is a columnist with the LA Times, host of an ESPN radio show, TV commentator, contributing writer with CNN.com and ESPN’s “The Undefeated” and an Annenberg adjunct professor. Published on February 21. 2019 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson is a celebrated voice on sports, race and gay rights.
Why you should listen
LZ Granderson is no ordinary sports columnist. The scope of his work and interests reaches well beyond the world of athletics into the race, politics, and gay and lesbian issues. 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.
“Meanwhile, he also ran a gay bar in Atlanta.” In 2003 ESPN The Magazine hired Granderson as a freelance writer, and in 2004 he became an NBA editor. Today Granderson continues his work at the Magazine and is a columnist for ESPN.com’s Page 2 and CNN.com.
Lz Granderson Awards And Honors
He was the 2009 winner of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for online journalism and was nominated for the award again in 2010. He is also a 2008 and 2010 honoree of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for column writing, and a member of the Advisory Board for You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.
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Before he moved to ESPN and Page 2, he was a sportswriter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a columnist at The Grand Rapids Press.
On January 28. 2016, he made his debut on the ESPN program Around the Horn, losing in the “Showdown” portion of the episode to Jackie MacMullan.
In January 2019, LZ was named the Los Angeles Times’ Sports and Culture Columnist. This role was created for him and will exemplify the “sectionality of sports and society and politics and culture.”
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His’s writings for Page 2 usually center on the social and human aspects of sports. He writes about his own personal struggles, the life of athletes, and occasionally provides social commentary. In June 2015, he joined ABC News as a contributor in a variety of programming across the ABC News platform.
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On April 18. 2012, he wrote an opinion article titled “Ted Nugent should be in jail” for the online CNN website, accusing rock musician Ted Nugent of threatening the life of President of the United States Barack Obama, based on comments from a speech Nugent gave.
On June 27. 2012, LZ published a controversial opinion article titled “Don’t be nosy about Fast and Furious” for CNN’s website, accusing the American public of being too nosy about the way their government functions, saluting disgraced Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North for “taking one for the team” in his role in the Iran-Contra affair, and suggesting that illegal acts by government officials took in the name of protecting the public should be hidden from public and legal scrutiny.
In 2013, he defended NBA center Jason Collins’ decision to announce himself as the first openly gay male professional athlete in a major North American Sport.
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