Vernon Cheek, a 1991 graduate of Grambling State University, will speak to mass communication students on Monday, Oct. 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 11 a.m. in Room 100 of the Washington-Johnson Complex.
Cheek is in his third year in publicity with CBS Television Network in Los Angeles, Calif. He promotes several television shows as west coast public relations network contact.
His shows include the hits Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Rules of Engagement. He serves as the national contact for the game show Let’s Make a Deal.
Cheek, who came to CBS after a 14-year stint in the National Football League having worked for the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and the 2006 Super Bowl champions Indianapolis Colts and served as Sports Information Director from 1995-1998 at Grambling State University.
He worked under legendary football coach Eddie G. Robinson during his 400 win tour. He is a native of Chesapeake.