King recently oversaw the reorganization of the SportsCenter hierarchy, involving the assignment desk and news editors. Also, he installed Hannah Storm as the solo anchor of Sunday’s 9-10 a.m. ET SportsCenter. When domestic violence became one of 2015’s major issues, he gave on-air prominence to Kate Fagan, Jane McManus, Jemele Hill and Sarah Spain. Quoting former ESPN president George Bodenheimer, King says, “There’s a lot of things in business you cannot control, but one that you can control is your culture.”
What was the biggest story in cable this year?
Without question, the biggest story in cable this year is the evolution of the empowered consumer. Emboldened by technology, audiences have challenged us to meet their needs – personalized, mobile, social and immediate – and we must continue to respond.
Best business advice?
Former president of ESPN George Bodenheimer liked to say, “There’s a lot of things in business you cannot control, but one that you can control is your culture.”
How do I define diversity?
I think of diversity as mindful celebration of the power of our dissimilarities. When we understand that working together we’re more aware, more informed, more versatile, more strategic and more creative, we can routinely achieve the impossible.