Sandy Rosenbush accepting the Red Smith Award in 2019 in Atlanta.

The Associated Press Sports Editors celebrates its 50th year in 2023. A series of interviews with the organization’s past presidents will be unveiled throughout the year to mark this milestone. 

Sandy Rosenbush was the APSE president in 1992-93 while deputy sports editor at The New York Times. She is interviewed by St. Louis Post-Dispatch digital sports editor Erik Hall. 

Rosenbush was appointed, not elected, to APSE leadership while she was working at The Washington Post. During her time as an APSE officer, she took a job at the International Herald Tribune in Paris, France, and then became deputy sports editor at The New York Times. 

She was the first woman president of APSE. 

Rosenbush discusses how she used her APSE presidency to launch the Sports Journalism Institute and the support the organization received from the APSE membership. She reflects on some of those early years of SJI when the students covered the APSE conventions. 

In 2019, Rosenbush received the Red Smith Award, and she reflects on how meaningful that recognition was for her. 

After the New York Times, Rosenbush worked at Sports Illustrated from 1993-2006. She has been at ESPN since 2008. 

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