2003 Scholar

Leadership Summit Emcee

A Virginia native, Yale University graduate, and Coca-Cola Scholar, Albert Lawrence is a media entrepreneur and TV personality with 20+ years of journalism and production experience. He currently serves as a correspondent for CBS’ Emmy-winning educational program The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, host for the National Geographic series Explorer Academy Adventures, a producer/host for Amazon Live, film/TV correspondent for IMDb’s video series, and producer/host for the BL Perspectives digital series that explores the relationship between pop culture and social issues. He created/hosts a series about diverse career opportunities for The Walt Disney Company called Working With, and he’s contributed to specials for the Oscars, Emmys, and Comic-Con. As an actor/filmmaker, his short film Theo’s Trade received honors at the National Black Film Festival and the Chicago Independent Film Festival.

Albert works with the Television Academy Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and the United Negro College Fund to support students as they construct their dream careers and contribute to the goals of others. He also enjoys emceeing national fundraising events for organizations like UNICEF, AVON 39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer, and Equinox’s Cycle for Survival.