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Eric Deggans

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St. Petersburg, FL
TV Critic — NPR
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Covers:  local tv, radio, race, social equality, tv, sports media, pop culture, online media, gay rights, media, politics, diversity/minority affairs, books, social media, internet

TV Critic, NPR. Contributor, MSNBC/NBC News. Judge Peabody Awards. Author: Race-Baiter: How Media Wield Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation. Father. Drummer.

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Biography

Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, crafting stories and commentaries for the network’s shows, such as Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered, along with writing material for NPR.org and the website’s blogs such as Code Switch, Monkey See and The Two Way. He came t...

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@Deggans — 23,085 followers, 33,776 tweets

No spoilers here. But I've already seen tonight's episode of #StarTrekDiscovery, and it explains a lot of the various gripes some Trekkers have had about the characters on the show. And it's pretty awesome.
Hanging in Park City Utah for a few days at Sundance! @ Silverado Lodge at The Canyons. Park…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BeJWFmolSj0/ 
No, unfortunately...on a plane for a quick trip to moderate a panel at Sundance. I’ll be back Monday, though...  https://twitter.com/crystalrchavez/status/954373930709651458 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

regional news reporter in Pittsburgh's northern suburbs

Have you ever used a typewriter?

yes. to write up photos assignment forms in my first newspaper job.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Larry Wilmore, senior black correspondent on The Daily Show.