About theGrio

TheGrio.com, owned by Entertainment Studios LLC, is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African-Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio features aggregated and original video packages, news articles, and blogs on topics from breaking news, politics, health, business, and entertainment, which concern its niche audience.

The goal of TheGrio is to be the news portal that satisfies the desire of African-Americans to stay informed and connected with their community. TheGrio’s editorial mandate is to focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African American audience.

Email Addresses

Advertising inquiries – ads@thegrio.com

Pitches – contributor@thegrio.com

Information – info@thegrio.com

Legal inquiries – legal@thegrio.com

TheGrio Team:

Todd Johnson, Chief Content Officer

Natasha Alford, VP of Digital Content & Senior Correspondent

Dan Woolsey, VP of Digital Operations

Gerren Keith Gaynor, Managing Editor

Shana Pinnock, Director, Social Media

Mariel Turner, Senior Editor

Cortney Wills, Entertainment Editor

Blue Telusma, Senior Writer

Van Crawford, Brand Marketing Manager

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