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Michael Wilbon      

Co-host of ESPN's "Pardon The Interuption"; Washington Post Columnist

Michael Wilbon, a pioneer of sports columnists who has successfully crossed mediums into the field of television, is an original co-host for ESPN's Pardon the Interruption which debuted on September 22, 2001. The fast-paced sports talk show features in-depth debate on various topics between Wilbon and co-host Tony Kornheiser and has become one of ESPN's most watched shows.

Wilbon joined The Washington Post in 1980 as a general assignment sports reporter, and since 1990 has been as a full time sports columnist. He has covered a wide variety of sports, including professional soccer, college football and basketball, Major League Baseball, the NFL, and NBA. Since 1984 Wilbon was a part of The Washington Post's Olympics coverage. As a columnist, he offered commentary on the national issues of the day as they relate to sports. His column in the Post, which dealt as much with the culture of sports as the action on the court or field, appeared up to four times a week until he left to work full-time for ESPN on December 7, 2010.

In 2001, the Society of Professional Journalists named Wilbon the top sports columnist of the year. Wilbon has been among the top three national sports columnists selected by the Associated Press Sports Editors three times.

Wilbon also appears on ESPN's Sports Reporters, and has been on ESPN's NFL Monday Night Countdown, WRC-TV's Redskin Report, and Full Court Press on NBC's Washington affiliate.

After contributing to ESPN's The Sports Reporters and other shows on the cable network, he began co-hosting ESPN's daily "Pardon the Interruption" (PTI) with Tony Kornheiser. He is also a member of ABC's NBA Countdown, which is the pre-game show for the network's NBA telecasts.

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