Rob King

Senior Vice President, SportsCenter and News, ESPN

Rob is Senior Vice President, SportsCenter and News at ESPN, and 9-year veteran of the world wide leader in sports. He oversees the editorial direction of ESPN’s industry-leading portfolio of digital and print properties, which includes all text, audio, video and multimedia content for, ESPN Mobile, espnW, fantasy sports,, ESPN The Magazine and ESPNHS. Prior to his current role, King served as vice president and editor in chief of since June 2007, adding oversight of digital video and audio content as well as all editorial content on ESPN’s local sites. King joined ESPN in 2004 as a senior coordinating producer in the studio production unit, responsible for (at various times): ESPN’s award-winning NBA studio programming; the award-winning Outside the Lines; ESPN’s on-location coverage of major golf events, including the Masters and the U.S. Open; and ESPNEWS, the nation’s only 24-hour sports news television network. An upbringing of 22 years in the newspaper business with stints at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal, Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Commercial-News in Danville, Ill., prepared King for his editorial duties at ESPN. King received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wesleyan University in 1984.

Past Poynter speaking and teaching:
* Poynter Institute Pulitzer Centennial Celebration (with link to video), Mar. 2016
* 40 Better Hours: Improve Your Work Week (with link to video), Sept. 2016

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