ESPN correspondent to deliver Axthelm Lecture, March 18

ESPN correspondent Michele Steele will deliver the 2020 Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom.

During her speech, “Sports Journalism in a Polarized World,” Steele will share her unique perspective and experiences reporting on controversial stories such as the Aaron Hernandez trial, “deflategate,” league lockouts and more. Steele will touch on the challenges facing the field of sports reporting and working in a male-dominated industry, as well as the reasons to be optimistic about the media business.

Steele has covered stories for “SportsCenter,” “NFL Live” and “Outside the Lines,” and is now set to report from the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Prior to her work at ESPN, Steele was an anchor for Bloomberg Television where she also served as the network’s first full-time sports reporter. Steele has interviewed NCAA President Mark Emmert, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other executives.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Register via Eventbrite.