Madison J. Grey

Madison J. Gray is a multimedia journalist who specializes in urban issues and criminal justice. He has worked at several major news organizations as a writer, reporter, producer and editor. Most recently, he served as Homepage Producer at In 2008, he won the New York Association of Black Journalists award for Online Feature for his revisiting of the Los Angeles riots for TIME. Later, he was the last journalist to interview the focal point of the event: Rodney King. Among other achievements there, he also produced a weekly podcast for TIME's Assignment: Detroit, speaking to the issues and challenges of that city. He also created a multimedia project featuring the last living aides to Martin Luther King present at his assassination. Gray started his career in his native Detroit, where he covered the city and its enclaves for The Detroit News. Prior to that, he also interned for Crain's Detroit Business, Automotive News, and WDET-FM. He jumped into the online side of the business with a move to New York to work as a producer for, then later as a reporter for the Associated Press. He also contributed as a freelance writer for Black and the NAACP's magazine The Crisis. In 2005, Gray went to Africa to work as a volunteer writer for Jubilee Radio in Keta, Ghana, where he assisted the station with its English-language report. Gray is also a contributor to JET magazine. In his spare time he enjoys biking, reading and dance music.