Former ESPN host and author Jason Romano to speak at SMC about sports, faith


Former ESPN host and author Jason Romano to speak at SMC about sports, faith



Spartanburg Methodist will host former ESPN host and current host of Sports Spectrum podcast, Jason Romano, for a talk on his media career and the impact his faith has on his life. The event will be held in Davis Mission Chapel at 11 a.m., March 21. It is free, open to the public and presented in a nondenominational context. Romano will also be available for interviews between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

“I have invited Jason to campus because of his inspiring message of forgiveness,” says Tim Drum, SMC chaplain and coordinator for the event. “Jason will speak about the difficult road he has traveled from anger, bitterness, and resentment to forgiveness for his father. Each of us has people who have hurt us, and we can all benefit from his honesty and strength in sharing his story.”

Romano worked at ESPN for 17 years as a manager and producer on popular shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Mike and Mike in the Morning, College Gameday, among others. He led and grew the talent booking department and cultivated the brand’s social media pages.

Now, Romano hosts and produces Sports Spectrum podcast, a show about the intersection of faith and sports. He also writes for Sports Spectrum magazine and produces content for SportsSpectrum.com. Romano is a popular public speaking, holding engagements at churches, colleges and conferences all over the country. In 2018, Romano published his first book, “Live to Forgive,” an inspiration Christian book about the importance of forgiveness.


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