ESPN has expanded David Roberts’ responsibilities and the Senior Vice President of Production will now oversee the network’s NBA production including regular and postseason games among others.

via ESPN

via ESPN

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced that David Roberts has been chosen to lead ESPN’s NBA production spanning event and studio content.
  • The news of Roberts’ new responsibilities was shared by James A. Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content.
  • As part of his NBA role, Roberts will oversee production for:
    • All regular-season and NBA Playoffs games
    • NBA Finals
    • NBA Draft
    • NBA Countdown
    • The Jump
  • Roberts will also continue leading production for:
    • First Take
    • SportsCenter (6 pm ET edition) 
    • Get Up
    • Pardon the Interruption
    • Around The Horn
    • ESPN Audio content
    • ESPN digital shows
    • And other properties
  • Roberts' new role will have him reporting directly to Pitaro on the NBA category.
  • He will also report to Norby Williamson, Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, Production, for all additional content.

What They’re Saying:

  • James A. Pitaro: “David Roberts brings both a proven track record of success and an innovative perspective. We’ve seen what he and his teams have accomplished and look forward to David bringing his expertise and creativity to the NBA team.”
  • David Roberts: “The NBA is immensely popular and its stars are among the most recognizable in all of sports and popular culture. There are incredible storytelling opportunities every day in the NBA and I’m excited to work directly with so many talented people – on camera and behind the scenes – to serve the passionate and knowledgeable NBA fanbase.”