'Conversation' scheduled with executive vice president of CBS Sports

An executive vice president of CBS Sports will participate in a "conversation" coordinated by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State on the same day the University's men's basketball team tips off its season.

"A Conversation with Michael Aresco" will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, in Carnegie Cinema (113 Carnegie Building). The session is free and open to the public.

Aresco, who has worked for the network since 1996, is the executive vice president of programming for CBS Sports. He is responsible for managing the network's college sports properties, including contract negotiations and future acquisitions for the NCAA men's basketball championship, regular season college basketball and football and bowl games. He also is responsible for administering the network's various NCAA properties, including Internet, marketing, radio, licensing, publishing and outdoor programming.

Malcolm Moran, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the Curley Center, will moderate the conversation.

The Curley Center’s "Conversation Series" has attracted visitors such as Bob Costas, Brent Musburger, John Feinstein and Chris Fowler.

The Center, established in 2003 and named in 2006 for John Curley -- the retired president, CEO and chairman of the Gannett Co. Inc. who was the first editor of USA Today and served as a founding co-director of the Center -- explores issues and trends in sports journalism through instruction, outreach, programming and research.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010