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[10/04/07 - 02:11 PM]
ESPN Names Executive Production Team for E:60
Longtime ESPN feature producer Andy Tennant, who has earned several Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards, will serve as the executive producer.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN Names Executive Production Team for E:60

ESPN announced today that E:60, the network's first multi-subject prime-time newsmagazine, set to debut Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. ET, will be produced by a team of seasoned and award-winning television documentary producers led by Emmy Award-winning producer Robert Wallace, formerly with ABC News and a 30-year veteran of print and television journalism. Wallace, vice president of content development, who joined ESPN in 2005, leads a group that includes veteran ESPN feature producers, former HBO documentary director and former deputy editor at The New York Times.

Longtime ESPN feature producer Andy Tennant, who has earned several Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards, will serve as the executive producer. Emmy Award-winning producer Robert Abbott, who oversaw ESPN25, the network's 25th Anniversary programming, will be the coordinating producer, and former HBO director of documentary programming Julie Anderson, an accomplished television documentary producer who has earned several Emmy and Peabody Awards, will serve as senior producer. Rounding out E:60's executive production team is former deputy sports editor for The New York Times Kristin Huckshorn, who is the senior news editor.

The team will be responsible for E:60 content, providing the editorial and production oversight for the series which will feature long-form storytelling, investigative features, profiles of intriguing sports personalities and cutting-edge stories on innovations in the sports world. The program will complement ESPN's award-winning Outside the Lines franchise � enhancing the network's overall commitment to long-form journalism.

Featuring award-winning ESPN journalists � Jeremy Schaap, Lisa Salters, Tom Farrey, Rachel Nichols and Michael Smith � as correspondents (additional guest reporters will appear periodically), E:60 will differentiate itself by offering a unique, behind-the-scenes portrait of its reporters by turning the camera on the reporters as they work on their stories. Each segment will meld the stories with a glimpse of the reporters' experiences � pitching the original idea, creating storylines with producers and interviewing their subjects.

E:60 content will be distributed across several ESPN platforms � ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN International, ESPN Mobile Publishing, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN podcasts.

E:60 Executive Production Team:

Wallace has more than 30 years experience in the print and television media�Was senior producer at ABC News and senior story editor for Diane Sawyer at Prime Time Live from 1993-97�Received an Emmy in 1997 for �Outstanding Informational or Cultural Programming� for a segment he produced on the Ndoki Rain Forest in Africa�Magazines (Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Men's Journal Magazine, Talk Magazine) under Wallace's editorship have won four National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, Reporting, Photography and Design.

Tennant joined ESPN as a production assistant in 1995�Worked on features for all ESPN news and information studio programs, including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, College GameDay, Baseball Tonight�Received several Sports Emmy Awards, notably for �Picking Up Butch,� a SportsCenter piece which was the first feature to be honored with two Edward R. Murrow Awards for �Sports Reporting' and �Feature Reporting' in the same year (2003)�Executive produced all archival footage in ESPN's critically-acclaimed drama series Bronx is Burning.

Abbott joined ESPN in 2001 from CNN where he was an Olympics producer, news show producer, and investigative producer for 13 years�Was ESPN Classic coordinating producer (2004-2007)�Created, launched and oversaw the production of 59 episodes of one of ESPN Classic's signature series � Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame�Was coordinating producer for ESPN's 25th anniversary programming and produced ESPN Classic's critically-acclaimed SportsCentury series�Received an Sports Emmy for SportsCentury in 2001 and an Emmy for news and documentary for CNN's Olympic Park Bombing in 1996.

Anderson, an award-winning producer and director of documentaries, re-joined ESPN in June 2007 as a senior producer for E:60�Founded her own production company, Lioness Productions, in September 2004 following a successful 11-year career as a producer and director with HBO�Was responsible for the development and commissioning of documentaries for both HBO's America Undercover and Cinemax's Reel Life series as director of documentary programming�Executive-produced Meet the Faith, a social-issues talk show hosted by former CNN political reporter Carlos Watson, for BET.

Huckshorn joined ESPN in August 2007 as E:60 senior news editor�was sportswriter, reporter and editor for 27 years�Served as The New York Times deputy sports editor (2003 � '07) and was responsible for sports event and breaking news coverage, including the paper's award-winning Athens Summer and Turin Winter Olympics coverage�Worked as the editor in charge of three major series that won or were finalists for APSE awards in 2006�Opened the first U.S. newspaper bureau in Vietnam since the Vietnam War, reporting news from the continent of Asia from her post in Hanoi, including the 1997 transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China.





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