Vice President, Investigative Journalism
Chris Buckle, who joined ESPN in 2010, was named Vice President, Investigative Journalism in March 2020.
He will continue to lead ESPN’s award-winning investigative and enterprise journalism unit.
Previously, Buckle was the executive editor of the investigative and enterprise unit. An exceptional, nationally-respected journalist, Buckle has managed and edited a myriad of impactful, cross-platform investigative projects, such as “Spartan Silence,” which won a 2018 Peabody Award. The Peabody was his second, having been part of ESPN’s winning team in 2013 for “NFL at a Crossroads: Investigating a Health Crisis.” His team also received a 2018 Sports Emmy for outstanding journalism (“The Dictator’s Team”), the IRE Award for Sports Investigations (“Spartan Secrets”) and the APSE Investigative Award for coverage of the University of Maryland’s football culture.
Before joining ESPN, Buckle had a career in newspapers of all sizes; most recently, he was the personal finance editor at USA Today. He also was the assistant managing editor at The Dallas Morning News. An avid runner and triathlete, Buckle graduated from Purdue University and resides in Connecticut with his family.