Rob King was named Editor In Chief of ESPN.com in June 2007. In the role, he is responsible for supervision of all content and the overall editorial direction for the leading online sports destination and its related properties. He will also oversee the management of the award-winning team of more than 200 editors, writers and designers across ESPN.com and its network of related sites. He will report directly to John Kosner, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Digital Media
King works closely with ESPN’s many news, information and programming units under Norby Williamson, executive vice president, programming, to develop greater cross- platform integration and development of cross-media franchises.
King brings extensive experience and sound news and editorial judgment to the job. Since 2004 he served as a senior coordinating producer in the studio production unit, responsible for (at various times): ESPN’s award-winning NBA studio programming; the award-winning Outside the Lines; ESPN’s on-location coverage of major golf events, including the Masters and the U.S. Open; and ESPNEWS, the nation’s only 24-hour sports news television network.
King began his career in the newspaper business. From 1997 – 2004, he was at the Philadelphia Inquirer, serving as graphic artist, deputy sports editor, assistant managing editor and deputy managing editor. Prior to that, King worked at the Louisville Courier-Journal as a graphic artist, director of photography and presentation editor. From 1987 through 1992, he worked at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., a major suburban Philadelphia paper. His first job was with the Commercial-News in Danville, Ill., as a general assignment reporter and graphic artist.
King received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wesleyan University in 1984.