Just one day after his final column ran in the Washington Post, ESPN announced Michael Wilbon will join ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com as a featured columnist starting today.
In addition to his online presence, Wilbon will appear weekly on ESPN Radio 1000’s Waddle and Silvy Show in Chicago.
“We’re thrilled to have a writer and a voice of Mike’s stature joining ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com, where his strong opinions and thoughtful commentary on the most important issues in sports and culture will engage our fans in new ways across our platforms,” said Rob King, vice president and editor-in-chief for ESPN Digital Media.
Along with his first column, Wilbon is conducting a chat at 1:30 p.m. ET today on ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com.
“Although I’ve been working for ESPN as co-host of PTI since 2001, writing is my first love and I’m particularly excited to be able to join an impressive stable of columnists at ESPN.com,” Wilbon said. “And to lead some of the discussion in the best sports city in America, which is also my hometown, is both a challenge and dream-come-true.”