Milton Kent

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Office Location: 
SGJC Room 337
(443) 885-3387

BS - University of Maryland, Phillip Merrill School of Journalism


BS - University of Maryland, Phillip Merrill School of Journalism

Professor Milton Kent is a veteran of Baltimore and Maryland journalism. The 1981 recipient of the Baltimore Sun Minority Journalism Scholarship, Professor Kent graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985.

Professor Kent began a long association with the Baltimore Sun in 1985, serving as the Evening Sun's Howard County reporter for 2 ½ years before joining the paper's features department as an entertainment writer in 1988. The following year,he began covering men's and women's college basketball for the Evening Sun, concentrating on the Maryland men's and women's teams. He continued covering college basketball when the writing staffs of the Evening and Morning Suns merged in 1991.

From there, he covered the Orioles for three seasons before becoming one of the nation's first fulltime sports media critics for parts of six years. He has covered the NBA until 2004, he launched a high school sports column, which he wrote until he left the Sun.

Professor Kent joined the staff of AOL Fanhouse, an online sports operation, covering sports media and women's basketball, until operations ceased in 2011. He then joined the faculty at Morgan State, University, where he has taught until the present day.

In addition to writing for various platforms, including Sports and TV Guide, Kent has hosted "Sports At Large," a weekly commentary program airing on WYPR (88.1 FM) since 2002. Kent and his wife, Glenda, live in Baltimore County. 

Research Interests: First Amendment issues, Ethics of Journalism and Media Criticism

Teaching Interests: Sports Journalism, Arts Criticism, Ethics of Journalism