August 23, 2011
Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King to speak at Marquette
senior writer Peter King, one of the country’s highest profile pro football pundits, will speak at Marquette University on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, Room 001. The event is free and open to the public.
The title of King’s talk will be “Why you’re kidding yourself if you think you only need to be good at one medium coming out of college.” He will speak for 30 - 40 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.
“Peter King’s professional example and speech topic are especially relevant to our students as digital technology has totally redefined our careers and practically everything we do today,” said Lori Bergen, dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. “That doesn't change our core values about the communication discipline, but it does mean we’ve added additional layers to what students take away from a Marquette education.”
King is speaking at Marquette in part due to the personal invitation of student Tess Quinlan, a broadcast and electronic communications major and the director of the student television station’s sports department.
King joined Sports Illustrated as a staff writer in 1989 after spending nearly a decade as an award-winning newspaper journalist. He appears frequently as a commentator on radio and TV talk shows across the nation and for the past three years has served as a reporter for NBC’s Football Night in America studio show. He has also written six books, including the most recent Monday Morning Quarterback: A Fully Caffeinated Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the NFL