Hearst Lecture by Rob King of ESPN to be held Tuesday, March 31

AUSTIN, Texas–March 31, 2015--The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin will host a talk with ESPN’s senior vice president Rob King 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in the Belo Center for New Media. He will present “Your Future in Journalism” as part of the Hearst Fellows Award Lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

King was recently named Senior Vice President, SportsCenter and News of ESPN after transitioning from the digital and print arena of all SportsCenter and ESPN’s newsgathering operations. Just five months into his current position, he was named by Fast Company among its “Most Creative People of 2014.”

WHEN: 4 – 5p.m. on Tuesday, March 31

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media second-floor auditorium, BMC 2.106

BACKGROUND:  Rob King began his career in the newspaper business; his first job was with the Commercial-News in Danville, Ill., as a general assignment reporter and graphic artist. Since then he served as vice president and editor-in-chief of ESPN.com adding digital video, audio content and editorial content on ESPN’s local sites. Most recently, King was the senior vice president responsible for all content and overall editorial direction.

About The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication

One of the nation's foremost institutions for the study of advertising and public relations, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism and radio-TV-film, The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication is preparing students to thrive in an era of media convergence. Serving more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students, the Moody College is nationally recognized for its faculty members, research and student media. For more information about the Moody College, visit moody.utexas.edu.


Contacts: Wanda G Cash,  (512) 471-1965 Lauren Phillips, 512-471-2182

Lauren Phillips
Public Affairs Representative