or


[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.





  [october 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (ABC)





[04/21/19 - 09:29 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins with "The Ten Commandments" Telecast
The Alphabet's annual presentation leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/19 - 08:41 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Adults 18-49 with NBA Playoffs
The Alphabet wins the demo crown however a repeat driven CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/19/19 - 10:07 AM]
Bravo Media Returns to the Big Easy When "Southern Charm New Orleans" Premieres Sunday, June 2 at 9PM ET/PT
Returning socialites include Tamica Lee, Barry Smith, Reagan Charleston, Jeff Charleston, Justin Reese, Jon Moody, Rachel McKenzie and Kelsey Nichols.

[04/19/19 - 09:23 AM]
YouTube Greenlights "Retro Tech" Starring YouTube Creator Marques Brownlee
The six-episode unscripted series will debut on Marques' YouTube channel this December.

[04/19/19 - 09:00 AM]
Music's Biggest Event for Families Returns For Its Seventh Year, Live for the First Time and With a New Name: "ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration," Sunday, June 16
For the first time, it will be a live telecast, originating from Los Angeles, on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW, with a simulcast on Radio Disney.

[04/19/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Big Bang Theory" Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye takes home victories in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/19/19 - 08:01 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - Get the First Look at Footage from Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us"
Based on a true story that gripped the country, the four part limited series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

[04/18/19 - 09:00 PM]
Jimmy Kimmel Brings an Unforgettable Night of Television to ABC with "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons,'" Wednesday, May 22
Ellie Kemper, Jamie Foxx, Justina Machado, Marisa Tomei, Wanda Sykes, Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson are among those slated to appear.

[04/18/19 - 05:07 PM]
"Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate" Will Launch Globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 14th
The special, which was taped at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, is filled with an elite lineup of talent paying homage to the iconic show and its director/producer George Schlatter with modern takes on timeless moments.

[04/18/19 - 04:45 PM]
NBC Shifts Two of Its Tuesday Series by Moving "The Village" to 8 p.m. and "The Voice" to 9 p.m.
The five-week change will begin April 23 and conclude May 21.

[04/18/19 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Slots "Bless This Mess" Pilot Encore in Advance of Second Episode
Look for its debut installment at 8:30/7:30c this Tuesday, April 23 (in place of "The Kids Are Alright") followed by a new episode at 9:30/8:30c.

[04/18/19 - 11:57 AM]
Lifetime Reveals Royal Slate in Celebration of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's First Wedding Anniversary
Said offerings are timed with the premiere of "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal" on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
Lauren Corrao Joins Freeform as Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development
Most recently she was co-president of Tornante TV, an independent studio owned by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.

[04/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Renews "Last Man Standing," Starring Tim Allen, for the 2019-2020 Season
"Hard to believe 'Last Man Standing' hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better with another upcoming season at FOX!" said Allen.

[04/18/19 - 10:44 AM]
Governor Cuomo Announces Netflix Will Expand New York Presence with New Production Hub in New York City
The production hub will include an expanded office in Manhattan and six sound stages in Brooklyn with the capacity to hold thousands of production crew jobs within five years.