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Visit By ESPN's Rob King A Highlight Of Union's Diversity Series

If you’re a sports fan — or more to the point, one who watches sports on TV — you may not recognize the name Rob King in the long roster of ESPN talent, but he has more to do with what we see and how we see it than just about anyone else.

The senior vice president of SportsCenter and ESPN’s newsgathering operations since the beginning of 2014, King has been with the World Wide Leader for more than a decade following a long and distinguished career in print.

King will visit our region on Thursday when he delivers a talk called “The Content of Our Character: How Storytellers ‘Color’ Stories” as part of Union College’s presidential forum on diversity series. The lecture is free and open to the public on Union’s Schenectady campus at 5:30.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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