Starting a career as an actor, LZ Granderson later tried his hands in journalism. As of 2020, based on the Sports sector, he is serving as a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine. He is also a co-host of Mornings With Keyshawn, LZ, and Travis on ESPN LA 710, a co-host of SportsNation on ESPN, and a columnist for CNN.

The award-winning host who reportedly makes around $800 thousand per annum has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million.

LZ Granderson: Actor turned Journalist Collected $5.5 Million As Of 2020 

LZ Granderson made his debut in the Hollywood industry with his appearance in the movie Zebrahead in 1992 as a supporting character. After four years, he again appeared in the TV movie, To Sir, with Love II.

LZ Granderson Collected $5.5 Million

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Later on, he transferred to journalism, where he became very successful. He first served as a sportswriter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Following this, he worked as a columnist at The Grand Rapids Press.

Granderson also wrote for Page 2. In his Page 2 articles, he usually dealt with the human aspects of sports and also about his struggles and, basically, the life of athletes.

His career got huge limelight after he started working on the ESPN in 2016.


  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Award for online journalism(2009)
  • National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Honors 2008 and 2010)


On April 18, 2012, Granderson surrounded himself with controversy after he wrote an opinion article that accused rock musician Ted Nugent of threatening the life of the then-President of USA, Barack Obama. He felt the need to jail the artist because of his comment that LZ felt like a warning.

LZ again wrote an article for CNN titled, Don’t Be Nosy About Fast and Furious. He faced a lot of criticisms from the public following that.

Openly Gay LZ Is Married To Steve Huesing

Forty-seven years old, LZ Granderson is an open member of the LGBTQ community. He revealed his sexuality in a column, No contradiction: I’m black and gay for writing:

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

Currently, he is in a happy relationship with Steve Huesing, who is Ulta Beauty’s merchandising Operations Director as well as Interim President of Chicago’s Marriage Equality USA.

LZ Granderson with partner Steve Huesing

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The couple married in May of 2016, and currently, the duo resides in Los Angeles.

Previously, he was married to an anonymous lady for around four years. The former couple shared a son named Isaiah Granderson.

Interest In Sports Led Him To Sports Journalism

Elzie Lee Granderson is also is known as LZ Granderson, was born on March 11, 1972, in  Detroit, Michigan, the United States to Alma Miller.

As a child, he developed his interest in ice hockey and the National Hockey League.

Regarding education, he completed his degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.