Senior Vice President, Editorial, ESPN Digital & Print Media
As senior vice president, editorial, ESPN digital & print media, Rob King 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.com, ESPN Mobile, espnW, fantasy sports, and other emerging digital media including Grantland.com, as well as ESPN The Magazine and the ESPN High School publications. King reports to John Kosner, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN digital & print media.
King had previously served as vice president and editor in chief of ESPN.com since June 2007, adding oversight of digital video and audio content as well as all editorial content on ESPN’s local sites. He works closely with ESPN’s many news, information and programming units to create cross-platform integration and development of cross-media franchises.
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.
King began his career in the newspaper business. From 1997 – 2004, he was at the Philadelphia Inquirer, serving as graphic artist, deputy sports editor, assistant managing editor and deputy managing editor. Prior to that, King worked at the Louisville Courier-Journal as a graphic artist, director of photography and presentation editor. From 1987 through 1992, he worked at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., a major suburban Philadelphia paper. His first job was with the Commercial-News in Danville, Ill., as a general assignment reporter and graphic artist.
King received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Wesleyan University in 1984.