ESPN Senior Writer to Visit UT Journalism School

KNOXVILLE — University of Tennessee alumnus Gene Wojciechowski, senior writer for “ESPN The Magazine,” and a frequent contributor to “SportsCenter” and “College GameDay,” will be on campus Monday, Feb. 27.

Gene Wojciechowski

Wojciechowski will lead an informal discussion session at 6 p.m. in Room 309, Communications Building.

A 1979 UT graduate, Wojciechowski joined ESPN in 1992 as a college football reporter and in 1997 became a senior writer with “ESPN Magazine,” covering college football and men’s college basketball.

He is a regular contributor to the “Halftime Blitz” on ESPN-s “Thursday Night Game of the Week,” and makes frequent contributions to ESPN-s “SportsCenter,” “College GameDay,” “The Weekend Kickoff Show” and “ESPNEWS.” He-s also a frequent guest on ESPN Radio and ESPN-s “Up Close.”

Wojciechowski has worked at the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Fort Lauderdale News/Sun-Sentinel, the Denver Post and the Dallas Morning News. He’s written for The Sporting News, the Los Angeles Times Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He-s authored four books, “Pond Scum and Vultures: America-s Sportswriters Talk About Their Glamorous Professions;” “You-ve Got to Have Balls to Make It in This League” with Pam Postema; “Nothing But Net” with Bill Walton; and “I Love Being the Enemy” with Reggie Miller. He was a contributing author to “The Heisman: Sixty Years of Tradition and Excellence.”

Wojciechowski has received four Associated Press Sports Editors National Writing Awards and has been honored by the Pro Football Writers of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers of America and the Los Angeles Press Club.

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Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu
April Moore, (865) 974-4063, amoore9@utk.edu