Tom Farrey

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

Tom Farrey leads the Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program, which convenes leaders, facilitates dialogue, and inspires solutions that help sports serve the public interest with a focus on the development of healthy children and communities. He is also a journalist whose work on ESPN won the 2014 Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award, the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award, and two Emmy Awards. He was the first ESPN reporter to deliver cross-platform enterprise reports, and in 1996 joined the editorial team that created He is author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children, which investigates contemporary youth sports.

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Over the past decade, coalitions in about a dozen countries have embraced initiatives based on a desired outcome in... See more
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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