Kornheiser, Wilbon sign extensions to continue as PTI co-hosts

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have signed new multi-year extensions with ESPN to continue as co-hosts of Pardon The Interruption.

The show debuted on October 17, 2001 and the contentious but good-natured verbal sparring between the then-Washington Post sports columnists was born from the kinds of conversations they had for years in the newsroom.

Thirteen years later, PTI remains a daily must-watch for sports fans. The program has also helped solidify Kornheiser and Wilbon’s place as two of the most respected voices in sports media.

As illustrated in the photo gallery below, Wilbon recently received one of the most celebrated achievements of his career when The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago recognized him last month at its annual black-tie celebration.

The event honors African American Chicagoans who have made outstanding contributions to society through their careers and civic engagement. Wilbon, a Chicago native and graduate of Northwestern, was one of six honorees. The video above, which introduced Wilbon at The DuSable gala, highlights some of his memorable work through the years with ESPN.

Video produced by Khaleelah PoRome and Chris Gavin, PTI

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