Thursday, November 9th
ESPN Personality Pablo Torre
The Marist College Center for Sports Communication will present on Thursday, November 8, ESPN personality Pablo Torre in conversation with Professor Leander Schaerlaeckens. The event will take place at 4 p.m. in the Admissions Theater (SC380) in the Student Center Rotunda.
A 2007 graduate of Harvard University, Torre quickly became a leading figure in the
sports industry. He has experience as a writer for Sports Illustrated, where he spent a
vast amount of his time covering the NBA and boxing, and wrote an award-winning
article entitled How (And Why) Athletes Go Broke, where he detailed the financial woes
of multi-million-dollar athletes from across the sports industry.
Torre has since been hired as a senior writer at ESPN and a regular guest on various
shows including Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, Outside the Lines, and The
Sports Reporters. In 2016, Torre made his production debut for ESPN, producing his
first 30-for-30 entitled Friedman’s Shoes, a documentary about a shoe store in Atlanta
that served all of sports’ biggest and tallest athletes.
In 2018, ESPN is premiering a new one-hour live program featuring Torre and rising
ESPN personality Bomani Jones.
Professor Leander Schaerlaeckens, visiting lecturer and host of The Center for Sports
Communication’s "School of Sports," will conduct the discussion with Torre, which will be
followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.