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Michael Wilbon

Co-host of ESPN's "Pardon The Interuption", Washington Post Columnist

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Michael Wilbon Biography

Michael Wilbon is one of the nation’s most respected sports journalists and an industry-wide presence as a decorated sportswriter who broadened his career to include television, radio and new media. A co-host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption and an analyst on NBA Countdown, ESPN and ABC’s longstanding NBA pregame show, Wilbon left The Washington Post in December 2010 after 31 years to assume an expanded role for the network.

Wilbon and his former Washington Post colleague, Tony Kornheiser, have co-hosted PTI since the show’s debut in October of 2001. Highlighted by the type of discussion and verbal sparring the two engaged in for years at The Post, the popular weekday sports news and commentary show features wide-ranging discussion of the day’s news and events. PTI earned Sports Emmy awards in 2009, 2016 and 2017 in the Daily Studio category and it is among the industry’s most-watched studio programs.

Since being added to the NBA coverage in 2005, Wilbon regularly contributes to NBA news and information programming across ESPN platforms. He appears frequently on SportsCenter and weekly on ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago, while also contributing to ESPN’s The Undefeated.

Wilbon began his career at The Washington Post in 1980 as a sports reporter after two summer internships at The Post, and was a columnist from 1990-2010, dealing as much with the issues of the day as they related to sports as what transpired on the fields or courts. During his years at The Post, Wilbon edited two books with Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, “I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It” and “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man,” both of which made the New York Times best-seller list. For more than a decade, Wilbon appeared as a panelist on WRC-TV-4’s “Redskins Report” and “Full Court Press” with legendary Washington, D.C. broadcaster George Michael.

In October of 2017, Wilbon received, along with Kornheiser, the National Press Club’s most prestigious prize, the Fourth Estate Award, which recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field. In 2020, Wilbon was named the Curt Gowdy Media Award recipient for print journalism by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and he was named to the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) Hall of Fame. In 2009, Wilbon was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Two years earlier, he and Kornheiser received The Post’s prestigious Eugene Meyer Award, which recognizes employees who exemplify the principals embodied by the newspaper’s former owner/publisher. In 2001, he was recognized by Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, as the top sports columnist in America. In March of 2011, Wilbon was inducted into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame for his coverage and commentary on sports in and around the Nation’s Capital. In 2015, he was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame and the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. Wilbon received the fourth annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith award presented in 2018 by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland for his significant contributions to racial and gender equality in sports.

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Wilbon graduated in 1980 from Northwestern University, where he is now a member of the Board of Trustees, and where he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Medill School of Journalism’s Hall of Achievement in 1997. In June 2010 Wilbon delivered the commencement address at his alma mater.

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Co-host of ESPN's "Pardon The Interuption", Washington Post Columnist

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Michael Wilbon Biography

Michael Wilbon is one of the nation’s most respected sports journalists and an industry-wide presence as a decorated sportswriter who broadened his career to include television, radio and new media. A co-host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption and an analyst on NBA Countdown, ESPN and ABC’s longstanding NBA pregame show, Wilbon left The Washington Post in December 2010 after 31 years to assume an expanded role for the network.

Wilbon and his former Washington Post colleague, Tony Kornheiser, have co-hosted PTI since the show’s debut in October of 2001. Highlighted by the type of discussion and verbal sparring the two engaged in for years at The Post, the popular weekday sports news and commentary show features wide-ranging discussion of the day’s news and events. PTI earned Sports Emmy awards in 2009, 2016 and 2017 in the Daily Studio category and it is among the industry’s most-watched studio programs.

Since being added to the NBA coverage in 2005, Wilbon regularly contributes to NBA news and information programming across ESPN platforms. He appears frequently on SportsCenter and weekly on ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago, while also contributing to ESPN’s The Undefeated.

Wilbon began his career at The Washington Post in 1980 as a sports reporter after two summer internships at The Post, and was a columnist from 1990-2010, dealing as much with the issues of the day as they related to sports as what transpired on the fields or courts. During his years at The Post, Wilbon edited two books with Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, “I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It” and “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man,” both of which made the New York Times best-seller list. For more than a decade, Wilbon appeared as a panelist on WRC-TV-4’s “Redskins Report” and “Full Court Press” with legendary Washington, D.C. broadcaster George Michael.

In October of 2017, Wilbon received, along with Kornheiser, the National Press Club’s most prestigious prize, the Fourth Estate Award, which recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field. In 2020, Wilbon was named the Curt Gowdy Media Award recipient for print journalism by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and he was named to the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) Hall of Fame. In 2009, Wilbon was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Two years earlier, he and Kornheiser received The Post’s prestigious Eugene Meyer Award, which recognizes employees who exemplify the principals embodied by the newspaper’s former owner/publisher. In 2001, he was recognized by Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, as the top sports columnist in America. In March of 2011, Wilbon was inducted into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame for his coverage and commentary on sports in and around the Nation’s Capital. In 2015, he was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame and the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. Wilbon received the fourth annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith award presented in 2018 by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland for his significant contributions to racial and gender equality in sports.

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Wilbon graduated in 1980 from Northwestern University, where he is now a member of the Board of Trustees, and where he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Medill School of Journalism’s Hall of Achievement in 1997. In June 2010 Wilbon delivered the commencement address at his alma mater.

Michael Wilbon Videos

  • First Lady Michelle Obama, Craig Robinson, and Michael Wilbon at ...
  • Michael Wilbon on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 10/20/16 ...
  • Mike Wilbon Q&A (extended version) - YouTube

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  • How to book Michael Wilbon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Wilbon for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Wilbon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Wilbon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Wilbon?

    Booking fees for Michael Wilbon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Wilbon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Wilbon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Wilbon for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Wilbon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Wilbon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Wilbon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Wilbon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Wilbon for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Michael Wilbon generally travels from MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Greenberg, Sebastian Salazar, Jason Whitlock, Michael Strahan and Stephen A. Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Wilbon for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama, Craig Robinson, and Michael Wilbon at ...
    Michael Wilbon on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 10/20/16 ...
  • Mike Wilbon Q&A (extended version) - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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