Mon. May 20th, 2019

LZ Granderson Joins L.A. Times Staff

“The ESPN 710 LA morning co-host will join The L. A. Times staff next week to write about the cultural intersections of sports.”

LZ Granderson’s already full dance card is making room for one more. The ESPN 710 LA morning co-host will join The L. A. Times staff next week to write about the cultural intersections of sports. In a press release the paper says that can include issues of race, politics, music, and fashion.

Norman Pearlstein, The L.A. Times‘ Executive Editor, said that the move is part of the paper’s efforts to establish a preeminent sports section ahead of the 2026 World Cup and 2028 Summer Olympics. “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 addition to his morning radio work with Keyshawn Johnson and Travis Rodgers, LZ Granderson also contributes to CNN and various ESPN platforms. He is also a ringside reporter for boxing coverage on DAZN.

As part of his new deal with The Times, Granderson will have other media appearances added to his schedule. He will make appearances on the L.A. Times‘ podcast Arrive Early, Leave Late and also on L.A. Times Today, a new daily news magazine that will soon launch on Spectrum News 1 in LA.