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New ESPN.com Editor-in-Chief

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bristol Insider, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Senior Coordinating Producer Rob King named earlier today, although details are still sketchy.
  2. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    King is a real journalist. I'm not always a big ESPN booster, but this seems like a great move if you work for the dot com.
  3. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    Amazing what a quick Google search will yield. This from NABJ, circa 2004:

    Rob King of Philly Inquirer Heads for ESPN

    Rob King, deputy managing editor/visuals and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has resigned to take a senior position with ESPN, the Inquirer's top editors announced to the staff today.

    He will be a senior coordinating producer, overseeing the "Outside the Lines" show daily and the ESPN research department from ESPN's offices in Bristol, Conn., King told Journal-isms.

    "We want to tell you what Rob told us about his decision to leave The Inquirer," said the memo from editor Amanda Bennett and managing editor Anne Gordon. "'I want to be able to take risks in my life just like my parents have done.' Anyone who knows Rob knows what powerful and honorable parents he has and anyone who knows Rob knows what he means when he says he wants to strike out in an industry that promises to challenge him in so many different ways."

    King, who was previously a cartoonist, reporter and graphic designer, had been at the Inquirer for seven years.

    His father, Colbert I. King, is deputy editorial page editor at the Washington Post, and his mother, Gwendolyn King, now retired, is a former Social Security commissioner.

    He said he will start Sept. 1.
  4. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    There's also this, from five days ago:

    * Here’s all we’ve ascertained from the ESPN.com Editor-in-Chief search: there are at least two finalists, and the two in question are supposedly ESPN employees, which isn’t exactly what we were hearing last week. Take it with a grain of salt: the but the two names we’re hearing are ESPN’s own Patrick Steigman and Rob King. We’re trying to gain intel on Steigman, but King used to be at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Also, his Dad is the Deputy Editor of the Editorial Page at the Washington Post.
  5. andykent

    andykent Member

    What's the difference between executive editor and editor-in-chief at ESPN.com? I ask because Patrick Stiegman's title already is executive editor.
  6. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    EIC 1
    Exec Editor 2
  7. andykent

    andykent Member

    OK. Thanks for the clarification.
  8. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Think this will this slow the constant self promotion at the WWL?
  9. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    Are you kidding?
  10. Rob King is named new EIC at ESPN.com. Anyone know much about him and what kind of changes we can expect to see there? And is this is just the first of other changes there?
  11. Rob is a great guy and a real pro
  12. ogre

    ogre Member

    My people in Louisville are people with Rob. And by people I mean in my homeoboy's wedding, people. So even though Ive never met him, he is top notch.
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