Week in review
The first week of Wimbledon coverage across ESPN platforms been nothing short of thrilling. From Lukas Rosol’s stunning win over Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer’s close call against Julien Benneteau, the competition has been intense. That’s just the beginning with another week left in this fortnight.
Host Hannah Storm welcomed fans to Breakfast at Wimbledon this morning, as the tournament’s iconic branding returned on ESPN. Tomorrow, on the traditional “middle Sunday,” ABC will air a three-hour highlights program with Monday Night Football’s Mike Tirico before live action resumes Monday with “Cross Court Coverage” in the Round of 16, on what is widely considered the Greatest Day in Tennis.
Fans will see every point live on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and on WatchESPN through the Gentleman’s final next Sunday, July 8th.
Now let’s review the week on Front Row:
• Six-time National Sportscaster of the Year Chris Berman will be calling his first NFL game as part of ESPN’s season-opening MNF doubleheader on September 10. Berman and analyst Trent Dilfer have been assigned to the San Diego Chargers-Oakland Raiders game.
• The man behind “The Voice” of SportsCenter, Chris Kelley, joined Front Row for a podcast and video featuring the affable voice-over professional. In the podcast, Kelley admits to nerves prior to his recent on-camera debut and shares how there’s only a few degrees of separation between him and rock and roll luminaries.
• Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser gives some insight into his popular “Goodnight, Canada” sign-off just in time for Canada Day (July 1).
• ESPN EQUAL, ESPN’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employee resource group (ERG), launched an new Ally program this week. ESPN executives, talent and employees were part of a video that highlights the company’s commitment to the “Allies of EQUAL” program.
• The NBA Draft was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and Front Row offered up a slide show from our crew’s intensive day of work.