Edward Lansing 'Ed' Gordon III (born August 17, 1960) is an American journalist and host of the BET program Weekly with Ed Gordon. He is the son of athlete Edward Lansing Gordon, Jr. Having worked at the local level in Detroit and nationally at CBS News and NBC News, Gordon is the former host of BET News and the syndicated talk show Our World With Black Enterprise. Gordon's parents were both schoolteachers, and Gordon's father Edward Lansing Gordon, Jr. won a gold medal in the 1932 Summer Olympics for competing in the long jump. In 1971, when Ed Gordon was 11, his father died. Gordon graduated from Western Michigan University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and political science.
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