L Z Granderson attends the 27th Annual Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sports Spectacular at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel on May 20, 2012 in Century City, California.

L Z Granderson attends the 27th Annual Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sports Spectacular at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel on May 20, 2012 in Century City, California.

*You’ve seen him on ESPN, where he’s served as a senior writer since 2005; and from time to time on CNN as a commentator.

Now you will see journalist LZ Granderson in his new gig at ABC News, where he has been hired to serve as a contributor.

“There are tremendous people at ABC, legends really, both in front of and behind the camera,” Granderson tells TVNewser about his new gig. “I want to keep pushing myself to grow, to be forced to learn new ways of working, develop new relationships and discover a different way to tell stories.”

He’ll continue as a senior writer at ESPN (ABC’s sister network under Disney), but he’ll be leaving CNN, where he has been a contributor for several years.

“I’m a news junkie. So needless to say CNN is not disappearing from my world just because I now work at ABC,” Granderson says. “I’ll still talk to my friends who work there. I won’t tell them what I’m working on. I’ll miss working with the producers on stories like Ferguson and I’ll miss all of the wonderful anchors who made my job so enjoyable.”

Granderson got his start in print journalism working at newspapers including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Kalamazoo Gazette, The South Bend Tribune and The Grand Rapids Press.

“LZ has a unique voice with deep knowledge across a broad spectrum of subjects,” says ABC News president James Goldston. “Already a familiar face on “This Week,” we’re pleased to have more of his perspective on politics, sports and pop culture across all of our shows and platforms.”