Mike Wilbon (BSJ80, Faculty)

“I was at the Washington Post at 21 years old. I’m not about to fool myself and think it was anything else other than the stamp of Medill that allowed that to happen. I went to work for Bob Woodward and Ben Bradlee and Don Graham at 21. I know what that’s about. They hired me because they knew I could do it, because I was at Medill. I owe. I owe the place. I owe the people that came before me. I owe the people who taught me. I’m grateful. I loved it. It was the four greatest years of my life. All of it represents something that launched me. I don’t have TV shows, I don’t have all this stuff without Medill.”

Photo of Mike Wilbon sitting at a desk.