Q&A with Sports Writer and Novelist Will Leitch

4-5 p.m. CT

1000 Lincoln Hall 

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Will Leitch

University of Illinois alum Will Leitch (BS ’98, journalism) is the author of How Lucky (praised by Stephen King as “a fantastic novel") and the upcoming novel The Time Has Come, out in May 2023. He founded the sports blog Deadspin, and is a contributing editor for New York magazine, a national correspondent for MLB.com, and co-host of the film podcast Grierson and Leitch. The former sports editor for The Daily Illini was inducted into the Illini Media Hall of Fame in 2022. Leitch is a native of Mattoon, Illinois, and now lives in Athens, Georgia.

Join us for a Q&A moderated by Colleen King, director of the Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media and clinical assistant professor of journalism. Leitch will discuss his writing career that spans sports journalism to novels, and his broadcast career that includes hosting his own Sports Illustrated talk show to co-hosting a podcast about movies. 

Audience questions will be welcomed toward the end of the hour or may be submitted through the Zoom registration form.

This event is presented by the Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media.