ESPN has fired executive vice president Rob King after allegations of harassment, The Post has learned.
The allegations of harassment stemmed from social media posts, and were brought to the attention of ESPN’s Human Resources by sources.
ESPN and King both declined to comment.
King, who had been with the company for nearly two decades, was a rising star at ESPN.
He once served as head of ESPN.com and most recently as special projects executive, overseeing the company’s general director of journalism.
King spoke directly to ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro.
In 2017, King hosted “SportsCenter” when ESPN’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith hosted the 6 p.m. show.
ESPN has fired executive vice president Rob King after allegations of harassment.Getty Images
He also helped lead ESPN’s Inclusive Content Committee, which is designed to improve storytelling across all platforms, serving as a multifaceted resource for the company’s content creators.
ESPN is in the midst of a series of layoffs that will happen over the next four to six weeks.
He considers King’s decision unrelated to the restrictions.