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Ed Gordon: Returning To BET News

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Respected news anchorman Ed Gordon is returning to the network where he got his start.

Today, BET announced that the former '60 Minutes' correspondent will host a variety of news programs and specials.

This year marks the network's 30th anniversary celebration and Gordon couldn't be happier about his return.

"I am excited about coming back to BET," Gordon said. "Since my departure (from BET) viewers have told me consistently that they wanted me to return to the network. Well here I am! I am elated about the plans we have to serve the viewers and cover our community and the world."

BET President Debra Lee was equally thrilled about Gordon's return.

"It brings me great joy to welcome back one of America's most prominent news personalities," she said. "Ed has always remained part of the BET family and I am sure viewers will share in our excitement to have him back."

The Emmy Award-winning broadcaster joins correspondents Jeff Johnson, Andre Showell and April Wodard.

Since graduating from Western Michigan University and working at the Detroit Free Press, Gordon has dedicated his career to providing a forum for African Americans to discuss issues that affect their community. Gordon has interviewed a who's who of international figures -- from celebrities like Halle Berry and the late Michael Jackson to controversial subjects like Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan and Nelson Mandela.

The Detroit native has contributed to NBC's Today Show and Dateline. Most recently, he hosted 'News and Notes with Ed Gordon' on National Public Radio and 'Our World with Black Enterprise' a weekly syndicated news program.

Gordon serves as the president of a multi-service production company, Ed Gordon Media.

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