Q&A with ESPN’s Senior Director of Digital Video Ron Forchheimer

Ron ForchheimerThe University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) welcomes Ron Forchheimer, senior director of digital media video at EPSN

Forchheimer has worked for more than three decades in sports journalism, and has extensive knowledge on what it takes to launch a career in sports media to share with SOJC students. Forchheimer currently oversees video content on all digital platforms at ESPN, including ESPN.com, Facebook, YouTube and mobile. He previously worked as the coordinating producer for ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

“I look forward to sharing my 35 years of sports journalism experience with the University of Oregon students, with the goal of informing, inspiring and entertaining them,” explains Forchheimer. “I also want to take advantage of the Q&A, so I can get a read on the journalists and communication professionals of tomorrow.”

Forchheimer will provide insight on how he landed a job at ESPN on Monday, March 2 from 6-7 p.m. in the John E. Jaqua Auditorium. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 100 people.

Story by Katie MacLean ‘15