Ed Gordon

Ed Gordon

School of Communication

Ed Gordon

2006 Alumni Academy Inductee

Ed GordonEmmy award winning broadcaster Ed Gordon earned his bachelor's degree in both Communication and Political Science.

Ed started his broadcasting career in the early 1980's at the PBS affiliate in Detroit. He distinguished himself during two stints at BET. He had many roles at the network including host of BET Tonight , anchor of BET News , and creator of his signature one-on-one series Conversation with Ed Gordon . Over the years, he has covered many of the world's most defining events. From the freedom of South Africa's Nelson Mandela to the beating of Rodney King to upheaval in Haiti and Cuba he provided comprehensive coverage. Mr. Gordon also provided up-to-the-minute reports on many other domestic and international affairs, including the tragic September 11 th attack on America.

Ed's impressive portfolio also includes conversations with newsmakers the likes of television mogul Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry, as well as Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan.

His most recent assignment will be as host of Our World with Black Enterprise - a weekly 30-minute program that is a mix of one-on-one headline interviews with today's top newsmakers and celebrities, an eclectic roundtable discussion and profiles of some of the world's most intriguing people. This latest assignment will add to the list of impressive positions Gordon has held over the years, including contributing correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes II and contributor for NBC's Today Show and Dateline . He also hosted News and Notes with Ed Gordon which aired on National Public Radio.

In addition to an Emmy, Ed is the recipient of many other awards recognizing his talent and professionalism. His awards include the NAACP Image Award , as well as the prestigious Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists . He has also been featured in many national newspapers and periodicals. The Los Angeles Times described Mr. Gordon and his interviewing style, as "forthright and commanding" Gordon is an alumnus of a special list PEOPLE magazine named him one of its 50 most beautiful people .

 

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