SVP, ESPN Content, ESPN
Rob King, who joined ESPN in 2004, was named Senior Vice President and Editor-At-Large ESPN Content in March 2020.
King is responsible for the company’s overall journalistic direction, working closely with leaders across ESPN Films and original content, digital content, social media, multi-platform journalism and storytelling and global content, and advises ESPN and its senior leadership team on editorial issues.
In his previous role as Senior Vice President, Original Content, he oversaw ESPN’s original content portfolio (ESPN Films, 30 for 30 and ESPN+ original series); the domestic and international longform journalists (ESPN the Magazine, The Undefeated, espnW, E:60 & features); and ESPN’s investigative journalism unit and Outside the Lines.
King received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Wesleyan University in 1984. In 1986, King attended Penn State, studying Journalism as part of the School of Communication’s inaugural graduate class. In 2016, he was named to the Board of The Center for Investigative Reporting.