King has overseen a transformation of ESPN’s iconic SportsCenter brand, anchored by the move into a 10,000-square-foot studio inside the brand new Digital Center 2. Coupled with that was the build-out of SportsCenter’s social presence. He’ll continue to revamp SportsCenter and ESPN’s news coverage in the coming year. King has a background in both print and digital, making him a great fit for creating editorial news of today and evolving for tomorrow. Fun fact, which calls out his love of journalism: He once got a job sorting mail at the Washington Post, where on occasional Sundays Bob Woodward would invite him to Baskin-Robbins for ice cream along with others in the office. His personal campaign slogan? “Vote… anyway.”
What are the television show/s – cable or broadcast – best embrace diversity?
I’m extremely proud of our colleagues at ABC for creating fantastic examples such as “Black-ish,” “Modern Family” and the slate of shows penned and produced by Shonda Rhimes. And as a father of three children of color, I find Disney Channel shows such as “Bizaardvark,” “K.C. Undercover” and “Elena of Avalor” simply beautiful to see.
My personal election campaign slogan would be,
Vote … anyway.
Favorite charity organization you work with?
There’s a tie at the top for my favorite charity organization: The V Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. These entities fight tirelessly for people I love and people I’ve lost.