Fireside Chat with Inga Hammond, IU Alumna,
Former Sports Journalist, and Current Sports Agent and Manager
Undergraduate meet and greet
Monday, Oct. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
Whether your interest is in sports or in following in the career
footsteps of Inga Hammond, join her for an informal conversation
about the world of sports and her career as a sports journalist and
now agent and manager.
her bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana
University. From 1996 to 2010, she worked as a sportscaster for CNN,
Sports, USA Sports and the Golf Channel. Hammond appeared
on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Sports Tonight, Sports Late
night, This Week in the NBA, PGA Tour Sunday,and The National
Sports Report among other nationally broadcast shows. A career
highlight was hosting NBC's Olympic coverage on cable from the 2004
Her career in broadcast journalism gave her opportunities to
conduct one-on-one interviews with three U.S. presidents, numerous
icons including Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, and actors and
Will Smith and George Clooney among them. Other assignments included
going on undercover drug raids wearing a bullet proof
vest to being chosen from "the media lottery pool" to witness the
execution of a convicted murderer, which she declined.
Currently, Hammond is head of the Golf Division of Meister
Management. She works as an agent and manager for professional
golfers, bringing 'behind the
scenes' insight to matters of media, branding, marketing, sponsorship,
and image creation. She will be on campus to moderate "Jack Nicklaus:
Teeing Up on Values and Ethics," A discussion with golf legend Jack
Nicklaus on Monday, Oct. 1, 7:00 p.m., at the IU Auditorium.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending
event, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org),
you wish to sign up for the "Inga Hammond" meet and greet and
name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) or study. Space is
limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when
you replied. The event is co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and
the School of Public Health-Bloomington.