Eric Deggans is NPR’s first TV critic, appearing on shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, writing for NPR.org and speaking on NPR podcasts such as Pop Culture Happy Hour. Eric also is an adjunct instructor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and chair of the Media Monitoring Committee for the National Association of Black Journalists. From 2017 to 2021, he served as a contributor/media analyst for MSNBC/NBC News. And in 2019, Eric became the first African American to chair the board of jurors who select the George Foster Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia. A journalist for more than three decades, he is author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, published in October 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.
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