Putting ESPN under a microscope
The old friend I ran into in the elevator at The Washington Post last week had heard ESPN had hired me to be its first ombudsman. He was impressed but curious about why the largest and most prestigious sports television network in the world would hire me for such a job.
"What do you know about television?" he asked.
It was a good question, the answer to which had to be "nothing," except I've had one since 1950, when I was a 10-year-old living in Miami ...
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About ESPN's Ombudsman
Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber is the public's representative to ESPN, offering independent examination and analysis of ESPN's media outlets. The former New York Times sports editor and author will critique decision-making, coverage and presentation of news, issues and events on ESPN television and other media. Schreiber will have a two-year tenure and succeeds George Solomon, ESPN's initial Ombudsman.