ESPN legend and Chicago native Michael Wilbon was elected to Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees. Wilbon, who has been on ESPN television (primarily on “Pardon the Interruption” with Tony Kornheiser) since 2001, graduated from Northwestern in 1980.
Wilbon has always supported the Wildcats despite his move to national prominence. The South Side native delivered Northwestern’s 2010 commencement speech, and now joins Michael Reinsdorf and others on the board.
Watch Mr. Wilbon address other NU students about his love of journalism and sports from 2011 here: