ESPN has fired government vp Rob King after he was accused of harassment, in accordance with the New York Post.
The firing allegedly comes from social media posts that had been delivered to ESPN’s human assets. Shortly after the report, King tweeted that he “determined…to depart” the corporate.
“After almost 20 years with ESPN, I’ve determined the time is true for me to depart the corporate,” King stated on his Twitter account. “I’m trying ahead to spending extra time with my household and associates, and want the corporate continued success.”
King joined ESPN in 2004 and was named the Executive Editor at Large for Special Projects in March 2020.
According to ESPN’s website, King was “accountable for the corporate’s general journalistic route, working intently with leaders throughout ESPN Films and authentic content material, digital content material, social media, multi-platform journalism and storytelling and international content material, and advises ESPN and its senior management group on editorial points.”
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Before taking up his ultimate position on the firm, King oversaw ESPN’s authentic content material, together with 30 for 30 documentaries and ESPN+ authentic collection, and he was a senior vp for “SportsCenter” and ESPNews. He additionally had beforehand been the editor-in-chief for ESPN.com.
The New York Post notes that King reported on to ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro and helped lead the corporate’s “Inclusive Content Committee.” According to his ESPN bio, the Inclusive Content Committee was “a group with a core mission to reinforce storytelling on all ESPN platforms by serving as a various useful resource for the corporate’s content material creators.”
ESPN is within the midst of layoffs, however the Post notes that this resolution is separate.
ESPN declined remark to Fox News Digital.
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