ESPN Names Rob King Vice President & Editor In Chief, ESPN.com
Rob King has been named Editor In Chief of ESPN.com, responsible for supervision of all content and the overall editorial direction for the leading online sports destination and its related properties. He will also oversee the management of the award-winning team of more than 200 editors, writers and designers across ESPN.com and its network of related sites.
“I read an article somewhere that referred to this job as the best in sports media, and I couldn’t agree more,” said King. “I’m absolutely thrilled to join this remarkable array of gifted, inventive people in our continued calling – offering fans the most informed, intelligent, and above of all, fun place to share our love of sports.”
John Kosner, senior vice president & general manager, ESPN digital media, added, “Rob is a true leader with strong news judgment. His background uniquely positions him to lead our online properties in an increasingly integrated media world.”
King brings extensive experience and sound news and editorial judgment to the job. Since 2004, he served as a senior coordinating producer in the studio production unit, responsible for (at various times): 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.
In his new role, King will work closely with ESPN’s many news, information and programming units under Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production, to develop greater cross-platform integration and development of cross-media franchises. Additionally, Patrick Stiegman will take on additional responsibilities and assume the position of Executive Editor/Producer reporting into King.
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