Let’s get right down to the tube of things. Byron Allen started as a goof ball comedian.
As a result no one could see it coming for Allen to be running a multi-million dollar media empire.And the big man of many, is now talking about landing a football team.
Allen was born in 1961 in Detroit, soon after he moved to LA. While a teen, he started doing stand-up clubs around Los Angeles.
Allen is founder of the U.S. entertainment company Entertainment Studios which includes The Weather Channel.He is also a podcast producer,husband and father of 3.
He has been nominated several times for awards and has one Emmy under his belt for Daytime Creative Arts.In addition to his accomplishments, he is now worth $500 million dollars as of December, 2022.
Byron TV network includes multiple 24-hour cable channels and streaming services. Just recently, the 1972 blockbuster ‘Sounder’ with Cicely Tyson, on his The Grio channel.
What is the Grio TV channel?
TheGrio, styled as thegrio. Is an American television network and website with news, opinion, entertainment and video content geared toward Black Americans. Based in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
The website originally launched in June 2009 as a division of NBC News. Now, it is a division of MSNBC, since 2013.
Just last month Byron presented The Grio Awards, Amplifying Icons, Leaders and Legends. Because it was what blacks were looking for, as it celebrated excellence in film, music, comedy, sports and education..
Some of the honorees included:
Dave Chappelle (Cultural Icon Award)
Ben Crump (Justice Icon Award)
Allyson Felix (Sports Icon Award), Jenifer Hudson (Trailblazer Icon Award), Patty LaBelle (Music Icon Award), Queen Latifah (Television Icon Award), Norman Lear (Champion Award), and Alena Analeigh McQuarter (Young Icon Award).
Variety on Bryon quoting The Grio:
“I created ‘theGrio Awards’ to celebrate and amplify African American excellence and the incredible champions from other communities who truly support us,” Allen stated in a release announcing the broadcast partnership. “As a child, strong, positive African American icons such as Berry Gordy, Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr. helped me see myself differently, and changed the trajectory of my life. Celebrating and amplifying iconic individuals is something we can never do enough of, especially for our children.”
Last, Byron is our future endeavors if we are ever going to break the cycle that inhibits blacks from the limelights. I am very proud to have him in my generation and can’t wait until he has it all.
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