Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 18, 2003

                               SPRINT CORPORATION
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

          Kansas                    1-04721                   48-0457967
(State of Incorporation)    (Commission File Number)      (I.R.S. Employer
                                                         Identification No.)

   6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas                   66251
     (Address of principal executive offices)                 (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code(913) 624-3000

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

                  P. O. Box 11315, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
                (Mailing address of principal executive offices)

Item 5.  Other Events.

     On March 18, 2003, the registrant ("Sprint") announced that Gary D. Forsee,
formerly Vice Chairman of BellSouth  Corporation,  would become Chief  Executive
Officer of Sprint  and a member of its board of  directors  effective  March 19,
2003. Mr. Forsee succeeds William T. Esrey as Chief Executive Officer. The press
release was as follows:

                Sprint Names Gary Forsee Chief Executive Officer

Overland  Park,  Kan. - March 18, 2003 - Sprint  (NYSE:  FON,  PCS), a leader in
integrated local, long-distance and wireless telecommunications, today announced
that Gary D.  Forsee will become  chief  executive  officer of the company and a
member of its board of directors, effective March 19.

Forsee, 52, succeeds William T. Esrey, who will continue in his role as Sprint's
chairman during a transition period.

Forsee has spent  more than 30 years in the  telecommunications  industry.  Most
recently,  he served as vice  chairman  of  BellSouth  Corporation  where he had
responsibility for the company's domestic operations.  Before that, Forsee spent
10 years with  Sprint,  holding  leadership  positions  in the  company's  long-
distance and PCS  operations,  and one year with Global One, a joint  venture of
Sprint,  Deutsche  Telekom and France Telecom,  where he served as president and

"Gary is a proven  leader and will do an  excellent  job heading  Sprint,"  said
Esrey. "He has a broad background of telecommunications experience that includes
leading wireline,  wireless and international operations. I am confident he will
build on Sprint's strong foundation and further advance Sprint's position in the
marketplace. We welcome him home."

"It is a  pleasure  to be a part of this  great  company  again,"  Forsee  said.
"Sprint has an impressive heritage of innovation and customer service.  When you
combine that with the company's  strong  financial  position and enviable set of
assets, you quickly realize the incredible potential Sprint possesses."

"Replacing Bill Esrey as CEO will be a huge task," added Forsee. "He transformed
Sprint from being primarily a rural local telephone company to becoming a leader
in local,  long-distance and wireless communications - a truly remarkable record
of  achievement.  We want to build on what  Bill,  along with Ron LeMay and many
others have created, and take Sprint to new heights. I firmly believe we can and
will make it happen because that's what Sprint has always been about - achieving
what others  thought  couldn't be done. I am eager to be part of that spirit and
attitude again."


Judge  William  Webster,  who  served as the  arbitrator  in a suit  brought  by
BellSouth and Cingular against Forsee, today issued conditions that Forsee is to
follow to protect BellSouth's and Cingular's confidential information.  Sprint's
board said the conditions contained in the ruling are acceptable.

Background  on Forsee
Before  accepting  his new  position  at  Sprint,  Forsee was vice  chairman  of
BellSouth  Corporation  where he had  responsibility  for  BellSouth's  domestic
operations. Upon joining BellSouth in September 1999, he managed staff functions
throughout the  corporation  and  subsequently  served as president of BellSouth

Before joining  BellSouth,  Forsee spent ten years with Sprint and one year with
Global One, a joint venture of Sprint,  Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom.  In
December 1989, Forsee joined Sprint as vice president and general manager of the
Government  Systems  Division.  He subsequently  served as  president-Government
Systems and  president-Business  Services  Group from  February 1991 to February
1993.  Following  these  assignments,  he was  senior  vice  president  of staff
operations  for the Long  Distance  Division.  After  serving as  interim  chief
executive officer of Sprint's wireless venture,  now the company's PCS Division,
and leading the company's  bidding  activity during the PCS auctions,  he became
the Long  Distance  Division's  president and chief  operating  officer in March
1995.  In February  1998,  Forsee  assumed the position of  president  and chief
executive officer of Global One. Forsee resigned from Global One in July 1999.

Prior to joining Sprint in 1989,  Forsee was with AT&T and Southwestern Bell for
almost 18  years.  The  position  he held  prior to  moving  to Sprint  was vice
president of government sales and programs in AT&T's Federal Systems division.

Forsee holds a bachelor's  degree in engineering from the University of Missouri
at Rolla.  He presently  serves as chairman of the National Board of Trustees of
the March of Dimes and is on the University of Missouri-Rolla Engineering School
Advisory Council. He also is a member of the board of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber

About  Sprint
Sprint is a global communications  company serving more than 26 million business
and  residential  customers  in over 70  countries.  With  approximately  72,000
employees worldwide and nearly $27 billion in annual revenues,  Sprint is widely
recognized for developing,  engineering and deploying  state-of-the-art  network
technologies,   including  the  United  States'  first  nationwide  all-digital,
fiber-optic  network  and an  award-winning  Tier 1  Internet  backbone.  Sprint
provides  local voice and data  services in 18 states and  operates  the largest
100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States.



     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

                                   SPRINT CORPORATION

Date: March 19, 2003               By: /s/ Michael T. Hyde
                                       Michael T. Hyde
                                       Assistant Secretary