Leading national sports journalists Christine Brennan of USA TODAY and Michael Wilbon of ESPN will join the faculty of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications as professors of practice as part of the school’s new sports journalism graduate program.
In addition to continuing their current professional roles at USA TODAY and ESPN, respectively, Brennan and Wilbon, former Medill classmates and distinguished alumni, will teach part time at Medill. Operating out of Medill’s Washington, D.C., newsroom, they will contribute regularly to classes, projects and events on Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses.
“Christine and Mike care deeply about educating and inspiring the next generation of sports journalists,” said Medill Dean Brad Hamm. “They are ideal role models for our students, and I appreciate their strong commitment to the excellence of Medill and Northwestern.”