Michael Knisley

Assistant Professor

Columbia Missourian, Journalism Professions

Sports Editor, Columbia Missourian

310 Lee Hills Hall
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211-1200

MICHAEL KNISLEY is an award-winning multimedia sports editor with extensive national and major market storytelling experience. He most recently was senior deputy editor for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. At ESPN, Knisley managed Major League Baseball coverage, directed themed multimedia content and supervised cross-platform content integration. His 13-year career at ESPN.com also included overseeing investigative reporting, directing breaking news coverage and launching platforms for opinion and thought leadership. Previously, Knisley worked at The Sporting News and for American Public Media‘s Marketplace Radio.

Knisley has won numerous awards and recognitions: Sports Emmys, APSE, New York Press Club, Online News Association and The Webby Fifty. He earned a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and education from Northwestern University. Knisley also served as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Updated: August 6, 2019