Ed Gordon is one of the most recognizable African American news personalities in the business and starting on April 28, he’s back on television with a new series, “Conversations with Ed Gordon.”
The award-winning journalist’s new show is a quarterly, one hour special hosted and executive produced by him. The series will air in 50 markets nationally – including all ten NBC owned and operated affiliates – in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Nashville and Washington, DC.
“I am excited about being able to produce these specials through our production company. We are working on a number of projects that we will announce soon that we’re very excited about. It’s a great feeling when you have a good idea of what an audience wants to see and you can give it to them,” Gordon told AlwaysAList.com.
The debut episode of “Conversations with Ed Gordon” will feature an in-depth interview with Hollywood funnyman Kevin Hart.
During the interview, Hart spoke about wanting to be on the list of the greatest comedians of all-time.
“As long as my name is in there, I don’t care if its dead last, as long as I am in there. That means people understood my work ethic and understood that I love to do what I am doing now…making people laugh and that’s it,” said Hart.
Gordon also filmed interviews with “The View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg and R&B star Kem for his “Conversations” debut.
“We are already working on booking the second ‘Conversations’ special and we’ll have another great lineup of guests and as I always try to do, I’ll get them to open up and really talk about themselves,” said Gordon.
The 52-year-old media veteran also hosts a weekly radio show called “WEEKend with Ed Gordon.” The two-hour program that mixes music, information and entertainment airs in Washington, DC and Detroit.
Gordon, who most recently hosted the syndicated “Our World with Black Enterprise” and BET’s “Weekly with Ed Gordon,” became a household name while working at BET in the 1990s. After leaving BET, Gordon landed high-profile jobs at NBC, where he contributed to the “Today” show and “Dateline NBC;” CBS, where he worked as a contributor on “60 Minutes;” and National Public Radio, where he hosted “News and Notes with Ed Gordon.”