University of Florida Symposium on Converged Journalism
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John Marvel

Vice President and Executive Editor

John Marvel is vice president and executive editor of, the world’s largest sports Internet site. Marvel oversees news and event coverage for the award-winning site, directing a staff of more than 70 online journalists.

Marvel joined ESPN in 1997 after a year as Managing Editor at GolfWeb. Before joining the journalism pioneers on the Internet, he spent four years at the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times, where he was a sports columnist and general assignment reporter. He also was the lead sports columnist at the Peninsula Times Tribune and was a member of sports staffs at The Houston Post, Arizona Republic, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. He has covered nearly every major event from the Super Bowl to the Olympics and was often on loan to news for a variety of assignments.

A board member with the World Free Press Institute, Marvel is also a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists and is active with the Online News Association, the Golf Writers Association of America, the Pro Football Writers of America, the Pro Basketball Writers of America, and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. He has been honored for sports reporting by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Peninsula Press Club, and the Texas High School Coaches Association.

Marvel and his wife, Julie, live with their son, James, in Cheshire, Conn.

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