BYRON ALLEN’S ALLEN MEDIA GROUP SIGNS VETERAN NEWS & POLITICAL TV HOST MARC LAMONT HILL TO THE GRIO
Hill will bring her unique perspectives to all of Allen Media Group’s platforms, including the Grio TV network, the free Grio streaming app,
the Grio website and the Grio Black podcast network
LOS ANGELES, August 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Byron Allen Allen Media Group (AMG) is proud to announce that this academic veteran, author, activist and television host, Marc Lamont Hillwill join AMG‘s Black news/entertainment media platform, leGrio (www.thegrio.com). Hill will bring his unique perspectives on culture, politics, race, sports and education to all leGrio media platforms: leGrio television network, leGrio free streaming app, leGrio news/entertainment site and the recently launched site the Grio Black podcast network (TGBPN). Hill will begin by hosting a daily hour-long television show to leGrio and a weekly podcast for TGBPN.
Marc Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist, author, scholar, commentator and television host. Hill has won numerous awards from National Association of Black Journaliststhe National Academy of Digital Arts and Sciencesand GLAAD for his journalism. He was named one of the 100 most influential black leaders by Ebony magazines and The root 100. As a social activist, he led numerous campaigns to free political prisoners and stop executions. For more than 16 years, Hill has been a staple of mainstream media, delivering incisive political commentary on TV channels including CNN, BETand Fox News Channel. Hill has also hosted several programs, including BETTING NEWS, OUR WORLD WITH BLACK BUSINESS, IN THE FRONT, VH1 LIVEand HUFFPOST LIVE. He is the author of seven books, including New York Times best-selling PERSON. As a trained researcher, Hill holds a Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of media studies at Temple University.
“Marc Lamont Hill is exceptionally smart and talented, making him a great addition to our platforms,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Grio’s parent company, Allen Media Group. “TheGrio is 100 percent black-owned, giving us a unique perspective. TheGrio’s mission is to inform, amplify, entertain and empower Black America. That’s why theGrio is relevant, reliable and now available everywhere and every day forever.”
“I couldn’t be more honored to join the Grio family at a time when the stakes are so high for our community – economically, politically, socially and culturally,” said Marc Lamont Hill. “I am thrilled to be part of the most trusted and innovative black press team in the world. Together, we will create and expand spaces to engage the most vital voices, issues, and perspectives.”
About the Grio
In 2016, Byron Allen and Allen Media Group bought leGrioa highly rated digital video-centric news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. LeGrio features news and opinion pieces on lifestyle, politics, health, business and entertainment. The digital platform informs more than 100 million visitors per year. month after month, leGrio is the number one black news site overall competitively. LeGrio is available everywhere you watch – as a live TV network, on the web, a mobile app, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, instagram, LinkedInstreaming on Roku, Amazon FireTV, AppleTVand now as a cable television network, LeGrio network. LeGrio network is now available on Charter/Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, coxswain, Direc TV, Plate, Verizon Fios, Vizio, AT&T to U, Freebie TV, TiVo, IMDB.tv and red boxas well as some local live TV stations. LeGrio also broadcast on Amazon Prime Video, Direc TV FLOW, Fire TV, Freevee (IMDB), Free to broadcast (SelectTV), local now, Pluto TV, TiVo and XUMO. LeGrio is everywhere you look, anyway you want to watch, no paywall, free. Check your local listings.
SOURCEAllen Media Group