TheGrio Adds News And Political TV Host Marc Lamont Hill
Allen Media Group has hired veteran academic, author, activist and television host Marc Lamont Hill for AMG’s Black news/entertainment media platform, theGrio. Hill will bring his perspectives on culture, politics, race, sports and education to all of theGrio media platforms: theGrio television network, theGrio free-streaming app, theGrio news/entertainment website, and the recently-launched theGrio Black Podcast Network (TGBPN). Hill will begin by hosting a daily one-hour television show for theGrio and a weekly podcast for TGBPN.
Hill is an award-winning journalist, author, scholar, commentator, and television host. Hill has recieved numerous awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and GLAAD for his journalism. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Leaders by Ebony magazine and The Root 100. As a social activist, he has led numerous campaigns to free political prisoners and stop executions.
For more than 16 years, Hill has been a staple in mainstream media, offering incisive political commentary on television outlets including CNN, BET, and Fox News Channel. Hill has also been the host of multiple programs, including BET News, Our World with Black Enterprise, Upfront, VH1 Live, and HuffPost Live. He is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestseller Nobody.
Hill holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of media studies at Temple University.