Larry King Gives to Bradley University

Nov 7, 2017

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Radio and television host Larry King is in Peoria for the third annual Charley Steiner Symposium on Sports Communication at Bradley University. 

King recently made public a $1 million donation to fund a scholarship for communication students at Bradley.

King never attended college. He says the scholarship is a way to acknowledge the success of his own career.

"I feel if you’re in the business, you’ve got to give back. If you’ve been successful, any successful person, there’s a lot of luck involved," King said. "If you deny luck you deny yourself."

The scholarship is designated for underrepresented communication students.

 King said he hopes to see more diversity in journalism.

"Diversity is the name of the game in America," King said. "We're all immigrants." 

King has set up a similar scholarship at George Washington University.

King will moderate a panel at Bradley this evening. “The Rise and Fall of ESPN,” begins at 7 p.m. in the Peplow Pavillion. Bradley alum and Los Angeles Dodgers radio broadcaster Charley Steiner will also be featured.