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 helps define the content division’s journalistic direction and develop special company-wide content projects. He also acts as an advisor to ESPN’s leadership team on complex editorial issues internally and externally, while ensuring ESPN’s commitment to journalistic excellence remains at the highest level.
He has worked with all news platforms during his ESPN career and was previously Senior Vice President, SportsCenter and News. He also previously oversaw all global and digital content from 2007-2014. King has worked with ESPN’s many news, information and programming units to develop greater cross-platform integration and development of cross-media franchises.
King attended Penn State, studying Journalism as part of the School of Communication’s inaugural graduate class. A past Pulitzer Prize judge, King is a member of the Associated Press board of directors, the National Sports Journalism Center’s advisory board and the Poynter Institute’s National Advisory Board, where he serves as the chairman. In 2016, he was named to the Board
of The Center for Investigative Reporting.
King was named by Fast Company among its “Most Creative People 2014.”