Some of the best sports journalists in America will gather at the University of Maryland Tuesday to discuss the biggest issues in sports during the 12th annual Shirley Povich Symposium.
The symposium, hosted by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, will be held in the Riggs Alumni Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7. A live stream of the symposium will be available here.
The annual event honors Shirley Povich, the legendary sportswriter for The Washington Post. His son Maury Povich, host of the talk show “Maury,” will moderate.
The panelists for this year’s symposium are Bob Costas of NBC Sports; Christine Brennan of USA Today, CNN and ABC News; and Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, co-hosts of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN.
Costas was the prime-time host of 12 Olympic games, from 1992 to 2016. He is considered one of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time and has covered every major sport. He is currently a play-by-play announcer for MLB Network.
Brennan is a pioneer for women in sports journalism. She was the first female sports reporter at the Miami Herald in 1981, the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post in 1985 and the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media. She is one of the top sports columnists in the nation, and an active member of the Shirley Povich Center Advisory Board.
Kornheiser, co-host of “Pardon the Interruption,” is a former columnist for The Washington Post. He also hosts a podcast, “The Tony Kornheiser Show.” He was the analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” from 2006 to 2008.
Wilbon also wrote for The Washington Post for years, leaving in 2010 to work full-time for ESPN and ABC. In addition to “Pardon the Interruption,” Wilbon appears on ABC’s “NBA Countdown.”
The event is free and open to the public.