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LZ Granderson Biography

LZ Granderson was born March 11, 1972 and is an American journalist and commentator for CNN and ESPN. He writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com's Page 2, he has contributed to the channel's Sports Center, Outside the Lines 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 was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he developed a passion for ice hockey and the National Hockey League. He graduated from Western Michigan University.

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.

Granderson'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. He submits two articles weekly for Page 2 and writes a weekly op-ed column on CNN.com.

On April 18, 2012, Granderson 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 Barack Obama, based on comments from a speech Nugent gave. On June 27, 2012, Granderson 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 Lt. Col Oliver North for taking one for the team in his role in the Iran-Contra affair, and suggesting that illegal acts by government officials taken in the name of protecting the public should be hidden from public and legal scrutiny.

Granderson 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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