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Rob King

Rob King is ESPN’s senior vice president for “SportsCenter” and News. He has been in his current position, overseeing ESPN’s flagship program and the company’s newsgathering operations, since January 2014. He previously spent almost three years as senior vice president for Content, ESPN Digital & Print Media, where he was responsible for all content — text, audio, video and multimedia — and the overall editorial direction of ESPN’s portfolio of digital and print sports properties, including ESPN.com and its network of related sites, ESPN The Magazine and espnW. King began his journalism career at the Commercial-News in Danville, Ill., and held positions of increasing responsibility at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., and The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he rose to become deputy managing editor, before joining ESPN in 2004. King is a member of the Associated Press board and is chairman of the Poynter Institute’s National Advisory Board.