Tavis Smiley Announces New TV Deal Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

by Krystal Franklin

January 9, 2018

Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Less than a month after being fired from PBS for alleged sexual misconduct, Tavis Smiley has a new gig.

The Upside With Tavis Smiley, will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, a religious-oriented cable and satellite channel directed at black viewers. In addition the 53-year-old announced a five-city town hall tour in Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington and San Francisco. The topic: relationships in the workplace.


He also announced plans for a book and online course in Leading by Listening. The Upside With Tavis Smiley is expected to start this spring.

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