Rod McCullom is a multimedia producer who reports on politics, pop culture, race, sexuality, health and global development. McCullom has written and produced television news for ABC News' World News Now, World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Nightline and NewsOne; ABC New York, NBC Chicago and FOX Chicago ... as well as entertainment shows such as EXTRA, COPS and Danny Bonaduce.
Rod is a contributor to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning 2012 anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough. He also is a contributor to the 2010 anthology Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage. Rod McCullom is a frequent contributor to The Atlantic and EBONY. His first report for EBONY in October 2011—"Black Same Sex Couples Raising Kids in the South"—was nominated by the GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Magazine Article. He also was a columnist and featured contributor to The Advocate—and scored two cover stories.
Rod has extensively reported HIV/AIDS issues from three continents and specializes in reporting on HIV/AIDS issues in the Black Diaspora. Rod was a panelist and reported from ICASA 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and AIDS 2012 in Washington DC. He also reported from AIDS 2010 in Vienna, Austria and the 2011 Black Diaspora MSM Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Rod McCullom began his career at The Los Angeles Times and his writing has appeared at The Atlantic, EBONY, The Wall Street Journal, The Advocate, OUT.com, MSNBC’s The Grio, The Washington Post's The Root, The Chicago Reader, NPR, MTV/LOGO, Colorlines, Poz, The Body, Real Health and many others. He is a regular contributor to Voice of Russia. He has appeared on RT, Voice of Russia, HOT 97, Melbourne's JOY FM, SiriusXM's The Michelangelo Signorile Show, Chicago's WVON, Philadelphia WURD and others.
Rod McCullom has been nominated for an Emmy Award and has four GLAAD Media Award nominations. Rod 2.0 is the winner of the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Blog. He attended the University of Chicago.