About Gerren Keith Gaynor

Gerren Keith Gaynor is a White House Correspondent and the Managing Editor of Politics at theGrio. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Gaynor leads theGrio's political team alongside White House Correspondent and D.C. Bureau Chief April D. Ryan, covering the White House, Capitol Hill, and national politics. Notably, his work in Washington helped lead to theGrio becoming the first Black-owned digital news outlet to get a designated seat in the White House press briefing room. Gaynor has appeared on Cheddar TV, Revolt Black News, and Fox Soul’s “The Tammi Mac Show.” During Pride Month 2021, Forbes recognized Gaynor as one of “10 Black LGBTQ+ Figures And Activists to Know.”

As a Black, queer journalist, Gaynor understands the power of diversity and visibility, which is why he counts it as a privilege to represent Black and LGBTQ+ communities in political spaces where diversity has not historically been embraced. Living up to theGrio’s African meaning of “storyteller,” he is passionate about telling stories that inform and humanize Black and queer experiences.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Gaynor is a proud HBCU graduate of Morehouse College and a graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism.

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September 28, 2023
Candidates Tim Scott, Ron DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy made waves in some of their remarks on Wednesday night’s debate stage.
September 27, 2023
TheGrio was live and in action as Vice President Kamala Harris continued her “Fight For Our Freedoms” college tour this week on the HBCU campus of Morehouse College.
September 22, 2023
The White House and Black leaders told theGrio the intersection of race and gun violence must be a priority for new office.
September 20, 2023
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is on a mission to address the national crisis of missing and murdered Black women and girls.
September 19, 2023
National Voter Registration Day is an annual nonpartisan civic holiday intended to promote awareness about how citizens can register to vote.
September 19, 2023
Mondaire Jones, seeking to reclaim his seat in Congress, will have to overcome a primary against Liz Gereghty and, by proxy, her sister.
September 16, 2023
Civil rights groups requested a White House meeting and updates on what it has done to address the rise of hate-based violence.
September 15, 2023
Gov. DeSantis and Florida lawmakers will receive a cease and desist letter in the aftermath of the murders of three Blacks in Jacksonville. 
September 12, 2023
Democrats swiftly slammed House Speaker McCarthy’s launching of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
September 11, 2023
Williamson says she thinks President Biden should debate his primary opponents and welcomes the campaign of Dr. Cornel West.
September 10, 2023
As questions mount about the 2024 election and President Joe Biden’s age, Kamala Harris is under the microscope.
September 8, 2023
Fani Willis and Democrats are fighting back against Trump allies as attacks continue to be lodged at the Fulton County DA.
September 7, 2023
The White House announced that Vice President Harris will embark on a nationwide college tour to mobilize students and young people.
September 6, 2023
The White House vowed that Biden would be “forceful” in speaking out against race-based hate in the aftermath of the Jacksonville murders.
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September 5, 2023
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again as the White House and experts warn the public to be cautious and be up-to-date on their vaccine shots.
September 3, 2023
In the aftermath of the Jacksonville shooting, advocates demand more action from Biden while acknowledging efforts taken to combat hate. 
September 1, 2023
The Black unemployment rate fell slightly in August, suggesting good news for Black workers and the overall economy.
August 31, 2023
Critics say Republican silence over Senator McConnell’s health after freezing for a second time is hypocritical.
August 28, 2023
Sixty years after the March on Washington, civil and workers’ rights leaders are calling on the nation to look to its past.
August 18, 2023
Race is squarely at the center of Trump’s criminal case in Georgia, where he will surrender at a county courthouse next week to be arraigned.