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 Americans audience.

Email Addresses

Advertising inquiries – ads@thegrio.com

Pitches – contributor@thegrio.com

Information – info@thegrio.com

Legal inquiries – legal@thegrio.com

TheGrio Team:

Amy Barnett, Chief Content Officer

Todd Johnson, Managing Editor

Natasha S. Alford, Deputy Editor

Gerren Gaynor, Homepage/Opinion Editor

Blue Telusma, Weekend/Evening Editor

Kimberly Wilson, Social Media Director

Michael Clark, Vice President, Digital (Entertainment Studios — TheGrio.com)

Van Crawford, Brand Marketing Manager

Dan Woolsey, Director of Operations