Award-winning journalist Mina Kimes to deliver 2021 Axthelm Lecture

March 31, 2021

Mina KimesMILWAUKEE — Mina Kimes, award-winning journalist and contributor for ESPN, will virtually deliver the 2021 Axthelm Memorial Lecture, titled “Navigating a Journalism Career in the Social Media Age" and hosted by the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, on Tuesday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m.

Registration is open to the public and available online.

Kimes joined ESPN The Magazine in 2014, and her profile has grown steadily across the company’s multimedia platforms, spanning digital and print, television, radio and podcasting. In June 2020, she was named an NFL analyst, joining ESPN’s daily news and information show, NFL Live. She also offers football analysis on Get Up, SportsCenter, First Take and more.

Kimes has also been at the forefront of ESPN’s podcasting efforts. She hosts “The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny” football podcast and launched the ESPN Daily podcast in October 2019. The original host of ESPN Daily, she remains a contributor in the NFL offseason.

The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established in 1994 to acknowledge and recognize the life of Pete Axthelm and his sister Bonnie. Every year this program awards a scholarship to an outstanding journalism student with an expressed interest in sports journalism and hosts a lecture by a professional in the field.

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