THE LINEUP: 10 faces behind ESPN’s World Series coverage
ESPN’s Baseball Tonight team has been on the road together for the World Series since Game 1 in Boston on Oct. 23. Today, they are back at Fenway Park preparing for pre and post-game coverage of Game 6 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Here are a few of the names and faces behind the scenes whose work is helping ESPN deliver comprehensive, on-site coverage of the World Series to baseball fans every day.
Vic Morren – Senior Production Manager
Morren organizes and executes all staffing and long-range planning for Baseball Tonight’s World Series coverage.
Nick Davis – Coordinating Producer
Davis oversees ESPN’s MLB coverage and execution of all elements for Baseball Tonight. He also works closely with ESPN’s social media team to provide behind-the-scenes access and photos of Baseball Tonight on the road at the World Series.
Justin Havens – Senior Researcher
When Baseball Tonight commentators and producers need a statistic, they turn to Havens for his knowledge and research assistance.
Susie Popovich – Makeup Artist
Popovich keeps the analysts looking their best as the on-site makeup artist.
Rebecca Preston – Senior Production Coordinator
Preston plans and executes the Baseball Tonight daily schedule and coordinates daily commentator schedules. Most importantly, she makes sure they are where they need to be at all times.
(L-R) Ivan Sokalsky (Producer), John “Chief” Martin (Executive Producer), Bryan Learned (Engineer)
This team of producers and engineers coordinates production of ESPN Radio’s World Series broadcasts.
(L-R) Chris Russano (Director) and Pete McConville (Coordinating Producer)
As the producer-director duo, McConville and Russano work closely together to coordinate all content, camera angles and graphics during Baseball Tonight telecasts.
Ben Cafardo contributed to this post
Editor’s note: Baseball Tonight airs at 7 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday with extensive SportsCenter coverage from ESPN’s World Series set on location in Boston throughout the evening. Also, ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage with Dan Shulman and analyst Orel Hershiser describing the action.