Profile: ESPN, CNN journalist LZ Granderson

Granderson Profile

On a recent airplane flight, a college student asked LZ Granderson, “Excuse me — are you LZ Granderson?”

She asked for his autograph and then to pose for a photo with him.

“Then everybody else on the plane thought, ‘Shoot — he must be somebody. I’ll get my picture taken with him, too,’” Granderson recalls with a laugh. “I know I got my picture taken with a bunch of people who had no idea who I was.”

Who is he?

An award-winning journalist for ESPN and CNN, Granderson — keen observer and genuine nice guy — produces words people feel compelled to read.