Book Eric Deggans

Eric Deggans is an award-winning journalist who has covered TV. media, music and pop culture for more than 20 years. Currently serving as TV Critic for NPR, Eric served as TV/Media Critic for the Tampa Bay Times newspaper and has appeared on PBS’ NewsHour, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, among other outlets.

He has lectured or delivered presentations at Columbia University, Loyola University, Indiana University and California State University, among other schools. He has also delivered keynote addresses for the International Communication Association, the University of South Florida Honors Program, and The National Scholastic Press Association.

Now, he’d like to bring those insights — developed over decades of thinking, writing and speaking out — to your event as a keynote speaker!

Upcoming Events

Sep
27
Tue
all-day Interviewing Ezra Edelman
Interviewing Ezra Edelman
Sep 27 all-day
Interviewing Ezra Edelman, director of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary O.J.: Made in America, for the documentary festival Getting Real ’16 in Los Angeles. http://www.documentary.org/gettingreal16Read More about Interviewing Ezra Edelman
Oct
17
Mon
all-day Speech at Siena College: “Breaki...
Speech at Siena College: “Breaki...
Oct 17 all-day
Speech at Siena College in Loudonville, NY, titled: “Breaking down the Wall: Decoding Media’s Confusing Coverage of Race and Culture in This Election Season.”Read More about Speech at Siena College: “Breaking down the Wall: Decoding[...]
Oct
18
Tue
all-day Speech at Eastern Washington Uni...
Speech at Eastern Washington Uni...
Oct 18 all-day
Speech at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA (near Spokane), titled: “Breaking down the Wall: Decoding Media’s Confusing Coverage of Race and Culture in This Election Season.”Read More about Speech at Eastern Washington University: “Breaking down[...]
Oct
22
Sat
7:00 pm Public interview with Empire sta... @ Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum
Public interview with Empire sta... @ Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
Public interview with Empire star Taraji P. Henson @ Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Oct 22, Public interview with Empire star Taraji P. Henson at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, 7 p.m.Read More about Public interview with Empire star Taraji P. Henson
Oct
24
Mon
all-day Keynote: Association for Univers...
Keynote: Association for Univers...
Oct 24 all-day
Keynote speech for national convention of Association for University College Counselors and Center Directors, Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel.Read More about Keynote: Association for University College Counselors and Center Directors

TEDx speech: How to Talk About Race Across Race Lines

Eric Deggans' final thought on race baiting

Eric talks the evolution of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show