BY JORDAN CRAVENS
After the second annual “A Conversation with …” event, the Richard A. Maxwell Sport Media Project has received considerable attention in the local media. This year’s Conversation event featured Ed Goren, Vice Chairman of FOX Sports Media Group.
During his media career, Ed Goren amassed 46 individual sports Emmy Awards, something he partly attributes to his roots as a news reporter. Goren spoke to a packed house April 25 and advised aspiring sport journalists to “get a job in the news and learn how to tell the story.”
“It was the best piece of advice I ever had,” Goren said. “The best commentators, the best directors, the best producers are the best storytellers in their own way.” Goren took over as executive producer of FOX Sports in 1994. In his position he is responsible for the look, sound, editorial content and quality of the station’s broadcast.
He took the helm at FOX after the station acquired the broadcast rights to the NFL. Goren helped come up with the “FOX Box” and the idea for a scaled-down version of a football field in the studio.
The media executive spoke at Bowling Green State University as part of a spring conversation put on by the Richard A. Maxwell Sport Media Project, Department of Journalism and Public Relations and the Sport Management Program.
Maxwell , a 1970 BGSU graduate, is the recently retired director of broadcasting for the NFL.