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Hutton Honors College

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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.

Hammond received her bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana University. From 1996 to 2010, she worked as a sportscaster for CNN, Fox Sports, NBC 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 Athens Games.

Her career in broadcast journalism gave her opportunities to conduct one-on-one interviews with three U.S. presidents, numerous sports icons including Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, and actors and musicians, 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 Sports 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 this undergraduate event, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (aduquain@indiana.edu), indicating you wish to sign up for the "Inga Hammond" meet and greet and include your 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.


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