Tom Farrey

Correspondent, ESPN; Founder and Executive Director, Sports and Society, The Aspen Institute

Tom Farrey leads the Aspen Institute Sports and Society program, whose mission is to convene leaders, facilitate dialogue and inspire solutions that help sports serve the public interest, with a focus on the development of healthy children and communities. Farrey is also a journalist whose work has been recognized as among the nation’s best and most innovative. With ESPN, his television stories have won two Emmy Awards, as well as a 2014 Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award and 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award. He is author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children (2008, Hyperion), an investigation of contemporary youth sports used as a text on many college campuses.

Videos/Audio of Tom Farrey

We know that sports and exercise are essential for still-developing bodies and minds, building not only muscle power... See more
From the benefits of strength training for people in their 90s to the breathtaking accomplishments of world-class... See more
The NCAA is beset with scandals, anti-trust lawsuits, calls for reform, and manic conference hopping—all signs that... See more
Football is America’s most popular game, underwritten by communities and schools everywhere. But even NFL veterans are... See more
Introduced to schools more than a century ago as a tool of nation building, youth sport now sits at a crossroads, amid... See more
An Olympic gold-medalist, a national college basketball star, and a professional sport team owner discuss how Title IX... See more