Entertainment television producer and Arkansas native Bryant Huddleston is the guest speaker for the next installment of Philander Smith College’s Bless The Mic Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
A 1990 graduate of Sloan-Hendrix High School in Imboden, Ark., Huddleston began his broadcast career in Fayetteville at KHOG-TV before moving to KAIT-TV in Jonesboro as the station’s weekend news anchor and senior reporter. In 1998, Huddleston left Arkansas for Los Angeles and began producing news, specials, and live red carpet events for the E! Network. He joined NBC’s Access Hollywood in 2004 where he spent eight years covering the world’s biggest celebrities. Most recently Huddleston wrote and produced content to help launch the BRAVO network’s new series Property Envy.
Last May, a firestorm arose when Huddleston’s scheduled appearance as Sloan-Hendrix High School’s commencement speaker was abruptly canceled. A single father and ardent advocate for equality and adoption rights for LGBT citizens, Huddleston holds a bachelor’s degree in communications/broadcast news from Arkansas State University.
Free and open to the public, all lectures are held in the M.L. Harris Auditorium. Tickets are not required; seating is first-come, first-serve. For more information, call 501-370-5354.