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Eric Deggans

St. Petersburg, FL
TV Critic — NPR
As seen in: NPR, CNN, Salon, HuffPost, ESPN, Fortune, Poynter Online, WBUR-FM (Boston, MA) and 71 more
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. Board member/judge Peabody Awards. Author: Race-Baiter: How Media Wield Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation. Father. Drummer. Lover of fine irony

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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 and the website’s blogs such as Code Switch, Monkey See and The Two Way. He came t...

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.