Daily two-hour news block ‘TheGrio with Eboni K. Williams’ and ‘TheGrio with Marc Lamont Hill‘ Debuts Monday, October 24thth
LOS ANGELES, October 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — All media group‘s African American-centric news, lifestyle, sports and entertainment platform theGrio (www.thegrio.com) is proud to announce the launch of THE GRIO WITH EBONI K. WILLIAMS and THE GRIO WITH MARC LAMONT HILL Monday 24 October 2022. The daily two-hour news block from America’s largest black newsroom will feature breaking news and information from across the United States and around the world. Reaching more than 50 million television households and 250 million device users, these two news programs will also be available on demand via TheGrio streaming app. Hosted by lawyer, author and television personality Eboni K Williams and author, activist and scholar Marc Lamont Hilleach hour-long program brings a unique perspective and analysis of world news and events.
Eboni K Williams is an American lawyer, author and television host. She currently hosts and is executive producer of the Warner Music Group podcast HOLDING COURT WITH EBONI K. WILLIAMS. In addition to guest care ABC‘S THE VIEW, Williams previously co-hosted the late-night talk show STATE OF THE CULTURE on Revolt TV and was the host and executive producer of REVOLT BLACK NEWS. Williams also starred in season 13 of the Bravo Series THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY, He becomes the series’ first black cast member. Her new book BET ON BLACK: THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT BEING BLACK IN AMERICA will be published in 2023. Williams is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Loyola University New Orleans University of Law.
Marc Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist, author, scholar, commentator and television host. He was named one of the 100 most influential black leaders ebony magazine and The root 100. As a social activist, he has led numerous campaigns to free political prisoners and end executions. For more than 16 years, Hill has been a mainstream media fixture, providing incisive political commentary on television networks including CNN, BETand FoxNews. Mr. Hill has also hosted several 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 Bestsellers NOBODY. a well-known scholar, Marc Lamont Hill has a PhD of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently Professor of Media Studies Temple University.
“Eboni K Williams and Marc Lamont Hill are extremely talented, very smart and will bring much-needed new voices to the global conversation,” he said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “The Grio News has a strong and trusting relationship with the Black community. Allen Media Group is committed to investing heavily in The Grio, collaborating with the best talent and growing our global distribution as we continue to deliver excellence.”
“I’m thrilled to join The Grio and helm a show that focuses on black culture and speaks head-on to what our people need to know about the American legal system,” said the host Eboni K Williams. “We know the system is rigged, but each night I will give people what they need to know to successfully navigate it and relentlessly administer justice.”
“This is an exciting time to launch these bold new shows,” he said Marc Lamont Hill. “In the current social, political, and economic climate, we have an opportunity to deliver programs that inform, inspire, and empower our community. Our goal is not to play nice, but to tell the truth from our perspective.”
About Allen Media Group
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen Founded Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquarters in los Angelesit has offices in new York, Chicago, Atlantaand Charleston, SC. Allen Media Group owns 27 ABC–ABC–CBS–FOX network-connected television stations in 21 US markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks with nearly 220 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPANOT ME, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MY DESTINATION.TV, JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO, THIS TVand TEMPLATE. All media group also owns the streaming platforms HBCU GO, SPORT.TV, THEGRIO, THE WEATHER CHANNEL STREAMING APP and NOW LOCAL–the free streaming AVOD service powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners delivering real-time hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle information. All media group also produces, distributes and sells advertising for 69 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of syndicated first-run television programs for television networks. With a library of over 5,000 hours of original content across genres, All media group provides video content for television broadcasters, cable television networks, mobile devices and digital multimedia. Our mission is to provide excellent programming for our viewers, online users and others Fortune 500 advertising partners.
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2016, All media group Bought theGrioa highly rated digital video-centric news community platform dedicated to bringing compelling stories and perspectives to African Americans who are currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics such as breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has more than 100 million unique visitors per year. TheGrio is available everywhere people consume information – in a mobile app, Facebook, Twitter, youtube, Instagram, LinkedIn, roku, Amazon FireTV, apple tvand now as an over-the-air television network as well as through Komcast, Charter/Spectrum, cox, COURT, loop, Verizon Fios, DirectTVand DirectTV stream.
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