BYRON ALLEN’S GRIO TV NETWORK LAUNCHES NEWS BLOCK WITH EBONI K. WILLIAMS AND MARC LAMONT HILL

‘TheGrio’ two-hour daily news block featuring Eboni K. Williams’ and ‘TheGrio with Marc Lamont Hill‘ The beginnings monday october 24e

LOS ANGELES, October 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Allen Media GroupThe African American news, lifestyle, sports and entertainment platform from leGrio (www.thegrio.com) is proud to announce the launch of THE GRIO WITH EBONI K. WILLIAMS and THE GRIO WITH MARC LAMONT HILL on Monday, October 24, 2022. The daily two-hour news block from America’s largest black newsroom will feature critical news and information from 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 the TheGrio streaming app. Hosted by a lawyer, author and TV 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 hosts and is currently executive producer of the Warner Music Group podcast HOLDING COURT WITH EBONI K. WILLIAMS. In addition to guest accommodation ABCof THE VIEW, Williams previously co-hosted the late-night talk show STATE OF THE CULTURE on Revolt TV and served as host and executive producer of REVOLT BLACK NEWS. Williams also starred in season 13 of Cheer series THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY, becoming 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 of New Orleans College 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 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 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 New York Times best-selling PERSON. A renowned scholar, Marc Lamont Hill holds a doctorate. from University of Pennsylvania and is currently Professor of Media Studies at Temple University.

Eboni K. Williams and Marc Lamont Hill are extremely talented, highly intelligent and will bring much-needed new voices to the global conversation,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “The Grio News has a strong and trusted relationship with the Black community. Allen Media Group is committed to investing heavily in The Grio, working with top talent, and growing our global distribution while continuing to deliver excellence. “

“I’m thrilled to join The Grio and lead a show that centers black culture and speaks directly to what our people need to know about the American legal system,” the host said. Eboni K. Williams. “We know the system is rigged, but every night I will give people what they need to know to successfully navigate it and relentlessly pursue justice.”

“It’s an exciting time to launch these bold new shows,” said Marc Lamont Hill. “Given the current social, political and economic climate, we have the opportunity to provide programming that informs, inspires and empowers our community. Our goal is not to play nice, but to speak the truth from our point of view. .”

About Allen Media Group
President and CEO Byron Allen based Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios in 1993. Based in Los Angelesit has offices at New York, Chicago, Atlantaand Charleston, South Carolina. Allen Media Group owns 27 ABCNBCSCSFOX Network-affiliated television stations in 21 U.S. markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 220 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN ESPAÑOL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MADESTINATION.TV, JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO, THIS TVand PATTERN. Allen Media Group also owns the streaming platforms HBCU GO, SPORTS.TV, THEGRIO, THE WEATHER CHANNEL STREAMING APP and LOCAL NOW–the free AVOD streaming service powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, who provide real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle information. Allen Media Group also produces, distributes and sells advertising for 69 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programs for television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of content held across multiple genres, Allen Media Group delivers video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices and digital media. Our mission is to provide great programming to our viewers, online users and fortune 500 advertising partners.

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures is a full-service motion picture distribution company specializing in wide-release commercial content. ESMP released the highest-grossing independent film of 2017, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWNwhich brought in more than $44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released Western to commercial and critical acclaim. HOSTILEShistorical mystery thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS BELOW: NO CAGE. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Freestyle Digital Media, is a leading multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and experienced sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a veritable home for independent films.

In 2016, Allen Media Group bought leGrioa popular digital video-centric news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. LeGrio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics including breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has over 100 million annual visitors. LeGrio is available wherever people consume information – on a mobile app, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, instagram, LinkedIn, Roku, Amazon FireTV, AppleTVand now as an over-the-air television network, as well as by Comcast, Charter/Spectrum, coxswain, PLATE, Sling, Verizon Fios, Direc TVand DirecTV streams.

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