The Associated Press Sports Editors celebrates its 50th year in 2023. To mark this milestone, a series of interviews with the organization’s past presidents will be unveiled throughout the year.
Vince Doria was the APSE president in 1983-84, and he is interviewed by St. Louis Post-Dispatch digital sports editor Erik Hall.
Doria worked at The Boston Globe for 15 years as an assistant sports editor and then as sports editor. He later worked as an editor at The National Sports Daily, and for 23 years at ESPN, where he was senior vice president of news.
He talks about the work APSE did in the 1980s to improve locker room access for women, which was an important initiative for him during his APSE presidency. When his presidency ended, he led a committee that continued pursuing equal access for women. He also reflects on the beginnings of the APSE commissioner meetings.
Doria is one of eight people to both serve as APSE president and receive the Red Smith Award, which he received in 2009. Doria reflects on getting the award in Pittsburgh near his hometown and having his children present for that recognition.
He also shares a humorous story about meeting Shirley Povich at the APSE convention where Povich received the 1983 Red Smith Award.
If you are a former APSE president and have not conducted or scheduled an interview, reach out to Erik Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.