LZ Granderson Biography

( 1972 - )
January 9, 2019
First published on:January 9, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of LZ Granderson

Date of Birth: 1972, March 11
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Elzie Lee "LZ" Granderson
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, U.S
Famous Name LZ Granderson
Horoscope Pisces
Net Worth $5.5 million
Salary $800 thousand
Weight 65 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Profession sports journalist
Currently Working For ESPN and ABC
University attended Western Michigan University
Currently Married yes
Married to Steve Huesing
Children 1

LZ Granderson is an American sports journalist, former actor, ABC News contributor and ESPN columnist. He has contributed to the ESPN's SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, Around the Horn, SportsNation and ESPN First Take and also comments on ESPN's coverage of the  U.S. Open tennis tournament.


The resident of United States, LZ Granderson, reportedly earns around $800 thousand, as his yearly salary from the network, and as of 2018, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $5.5 million. He is currently in a relationship with his gay partner Steve Huesing. Previously, he was married to a woman with whom he shares 1 child. 

LZ Granderson Early Life and Educational History

LZ Granderson was born on March 11, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan, the U.S. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African ethnic group. He experienced his childhood with his family in Detroit, Michigan.

In addition, there is not much information about his parents and siblings. Additionally, he was enthusiastic about ice hockey and the National Hockey League from his early age. 

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Talking about his education, he earned his bachelor's degree from  Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

LZ Granderson Net worth and Salary

LZ Granderson is one of the most popular ESPN and ABC journalist who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman. As ESPN and ABC are a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its journalist. As LZ Granderson is a regular ESPN and ABC journalist, he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

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The American sportscaster/anchor LZ Granderson has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million. As of 2018, the reporter receives an annual salary of $800 thousand from his successful reporting career with ESPN and ABC.

Further, with all of his experiences and skills, he has managed to gather whopping net worth and currently, he is enjoying a luxurious lifestyle style along with his family, living in the United States. 

LZ Granderson Professional Career

LZ Granderson began his career in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a sports writer. He was a feature writer before he moved to ESPN and page 2 at The Grand Rapids Press.

He also writes about his own personal conflicts, the lives of athletes, and occasionally makes social commentary. In addition, he wrote an opinion article entitled' Ted Nugent should be in jail' on the CNN website, raising the awareness of rock musician Ted Nugent of threatening the life of President of the United States Barack Obama.

In 2013, he defended the decision of NBA center Jason Collins to announce himself as the first openly gay male professional athlete in a major North American sport.

On 28 January 2016, Granderson made his debut on the ESPN program Around the Horn, losing the episode to Jackie MacMullan in the " Showdown" section. 

In 2009, he was awarded Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation award for his online journalism. In 2010, he was nominated for the honor again. He is also a winner of the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists for column writing.

Recently, he was appointed as the sports columnist for ESPNLA Mornings where he appears with Keyshawn and Travis.

LZ Granderson Personal Life

LZ Granderson is openly a gay. He revealed his sexuality in a column for CNN.com titled No contradiction: I'm black and gay where he wrote:

I am black. I am gay. And yes, I am a Christian.

He is currently involved in a gay relationship with Steve Huesing, ULTA Beauty's Merchandising Operations Director and Interim President of Chicago's Marriage Equality USA. The couple got married in May 2016.

CAPTION: LZ Granderson With his gay partner Steve Huesing SOURCE: Articlebio

He was previously married to a woman with whom he has a young son named Isaiah. He got married to her at the age of 21 but separated after 4 years at 25. There is no information about his former wife apart from the news of their divorce. 

LZ and Steve currently live in Chicago, Illinois with son Isaiah.

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Talking about his body measurement, he has a height of 5 feet 10 inch and weighs around 65kg. Further, he has black colored hair and black colored eyes. 

With respect to his career, he has a low number of followers on social media such as  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 




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