ESPN has weathered a bout of layoffs during the past year. But no matter the climate, King has steadfastly assured—and demonstrated—the network’s ongoing commitment to best journalism practices. A visible leader who often checks in to the ESPN newsroom and participates in day-to-day decisions, he also remains focused on the big picture. That has recently included christening a new SportsCenter lineup and driving a deeper push into digital and social for SportsCenter.

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