About Gerren Keith Gaynor

Gerren Keith Gaynor is the Managing Editor of Politics and Washington Correspondent 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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