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Sports Journalist Will Graves Speaks About his Career and Health at SU

microphoneSALISBURY, MD---Veteran sports journalist Will Graves discusses how his work in covering major sports events impacted his own health and life during the presentation “Sports Journalism and Health: Covering Simone Biles and My Own Health Battles” 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, in Room 179 of Salisbury University’s Conway Hall.

Graves has been a sports reporter for more than 20 years. Working for the Associated Press, Graves covers professional teams in the U.S., as well as women’s Olympics gymnastics. Graves has traveled with the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to several Olympics and has had a front-row seat to the athletes’ successes and struggles – particularly those of Biles, tied as the most decorated gymnast of all time. 

Graves has recently reported on Biles and her teammates as they testify to the U.S. Senate about convicted abuser Larry Nassar, who served as the team’s doctor. Graves does all of this while enduring his own health battle – a rare form of cancer called Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. His prognosis is good, but the illness presents challenges for his career.  

Sponsored by the Communication Department, admission is free and the public is invited.

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For more information call 410-543-6229 or visit the SU website.