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Klein College Sports Media Summit

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Temple University, Klein College of Media and Communication

2020 North 13th Street

Atrium, Annenberg Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication will host its seventh annual Sports Media Summit on Sunday, Nov. 4, in the atrium of Annenberg Hall.

ESPN SportsCenter anchor and Temple University alumnus Kevin Negandhi will be our keynote speaker and highlight a dynamic group of panelists that includes some of the top local and national sports media reporters and personalities.

The Sports Media Summit is being sponsored by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.

The panelists include:

  • Kevin Negandhi, KLN ‘98, anchor, ESPN SportsCenter
  • Claire Smith, KLN ‘79, news editor, ESPN
  • Howard Bryant, KLN ‘91, author; reporter and television and radio personality, ESPN
  • John Barr, reporter, ESPN’s Enterprise Unit
  • Andrew Brandt, business insider for Thursday Night Football, Amazon Prime Video; columnist, TheMMQB; host, Business of Sports podcast; executive director, Villanova University’s Moorad Center for Sports Law
  • Jon Ritchie, co-host, 94WIP Midday Show
  • Amy Fadool Kane, sports anchor and reporter, NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • Barrett Brooks, analyst, NBC Sports Philadelphia

Full schedule

9:00 a.m - 9:45 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Welcome from Klein College of Media and Communication Dean, David Boardman

10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. - Why reporting still matters in a digital news age

  • Claire Smith, KLN ‘79, news editor, ESPN
    The first woman to regularly cover a Major League Baseball beat, Smith was honored as the first female recipient of the prestigious J.G. Taylor Spink Award at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in July of 2017. A Temple alumna, Smith is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and a former New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist who now works at ESPN as a coordinating editor for the network’s universal news group. Smith has also been honored with a Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award and has received a Mary Garber Pioneer Award from the Association for Women in Sports Media.

  • Howard Bryant, KLN ‘91, author; reporter and television and radio personality, ESPN
    A nationally-known author, reporter and television and radio personality, Bryant has been working at ESPN since 2007, where he writes for ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine and appears on ESPN Radio. A former Temple News editor, Bryant has also written several books, including his most recent work – The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.

  • John Barr, reporter, ESPN’s Enterprise Unit
    A reporter at ESPN’s Enterprise Unit, Barr won a National Edward R. Murrow for his Outside the Lines report on human trafficking and the 2010 World Cup, marking the first time a sports network had won the award. He was part of the Outside the Lines investigation and is co-writing a book about the case of Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University and Team USA doctor, who sexually assaulted hundreds of girls and young women.

  • Andrew Brandt, business insider for Thursday Night Football, Amazon Prime Video; columnist, TheMMQB; host, Business of Sports podcast; executive director, Villanova University’s Moorad Center for Sports Law
    The Executive Director at Villanova University’s Moorad Center for Sports Law, Brandt provides NFL business commentary for Amazon Prime Video's streaming of Thursday Night Football games; is a weekly columnist for Sports Illustrated's The MMQB; and is the host of popular "The Business of Sports" podcast. He served as the Vice President of the Green Bay Packers from 1999 to 2008 and later served as a business and legal analyst on several ESPN platforms, including “Outside The Lines, SportsCenter and NFL Live.

11:15 a.m. – Keynote Address by Kevin Negandhi, KLN ‘97

  • Kevin Negandhi, KLN ‘98, anchor, ESPN SportsCenter
    A 1997 Temple alumnus who worked at The Temple News, Temple Update and WRTI during his time as a student, Negandhi co-hosts ESPN’s 6 p.m. SportsCenter. Last year, he was tabbed to join the ESPN on ABC College Football studio team. As part of his work at ESPN, Negandhi has also hosted several other programs at the network, including NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Outside the Lines, College Football Live and NBA Tonight. He got his start as the sports director at KVO-TV in Kirksville, Missouri and eventually became the sports director at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida before landing at ESPN in 2006. He was named the Team ESPN Disney Volunteer Commentator of the year in 2015 and has also hosted the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

12:30-1:15 p.m. – Lunch

Enjoy lunch and network with the event panelists

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Navigating Your On-Air Brand Through An Ever-Changing Media Landscape

  • Jon Ritchie, co-host, 94WIP Midday Show
    A former NFL fullback who played for the Oakland Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles, Ritchie is currently a co-hosts on the 94WIP Midday Show. After retiring from the NFL, Ritchie got his start in sports media covering college and NFL football at ESPN on several programs including First Take and SportsNation.

  • Amy Fadool Kane, sports anchor and reporter, NBC Sports Philadelphia
    An Emmy Award-winning sports anchor and reporter at NBC Sports Philadelphia, Fadool came to Philadelphia as part of Comcast SportsNet’s on-air team back in 2009 from WBFF in Baltimore, where she covered the Ravens and Orioles and also worked as a Fox Sports sideline reporter. At NBC Sports Philadelphia, Fadool has hosted several of the network’s programs and covered all of the city’s college and professional teams.

  • Barrett Brooks, analyst, NBC Sports Philadelphia
    A former NFL offensive lineman who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brooks has been part of NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Eagles coverage and worked on several of the network’s programs, including Breakfast On Broad and Eagles Postgame Live.

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