Friends and colleagues remember ESPN’s Kyle Brown

The ESPN director died Saturday after suffering a medical emergency

Kyle Brown, an ESPN director who worked at the company for more than 16 years, died Saturday after suffering a medical emergency at the NCAA baseball super regional in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was 42.

Some colleagues shared their thoughts with Front Row.

“Kyle and I have had the opportunity to spend a good amount of time together on the road these last few years. When not working, a lot of that time has been in and out of restaurants and coffee shops talking about family trips and all his kids’ sporting events. There is no one I championed more as a colleague and as a person. A family man first and foremost, there wasn’t anything he cherished more than his time with [wife] Megan and his four children. Kyle not only succeeded in this industry but succeeded in making all those around him feel special. Kyle was truly loved by all. My heart goes out his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.” – Producer Scott Gustafson

“To know Kyle was to know greatness. Everything he did in life was through the lens of how do I make this great. He always strived to better himself, but more importantly better those around him.” – Director Jimmy Platt

“We always had stimulating conversations on work and life. He loved directing and was excellent at it. Kyle will be remembered as a great husband, father, son, and special friend to many.” – Coordinating Director Phil Skender

“I first met Kyle when he was in seventh grade. He immediately stood out as an exceptional athlete and as I got to know him I found him to be an even better person. He and his high school girlfriend used to babysit my four kids and my boys particularly liked Kyle because he would throw footballs and baseballs with them for hours. I was happy to help him get his foot in the door at ESPN when he finished college. I’m proud of the fact that he was well on his way to being an elite director. Now he’s gone way too soon. Our hearts are heavy with his loss.” – Director Scott Johnson

“Kyle was an admired co-worker and beloved teammate to all he encountered. His loss is unimaginable. Personally, I will always cherish watching him spend endless hours, tirelessly playing with my toddlers, many years ago. His passion for family, friends and his work was unmatched. He will be terribly missed.” – VP, Production, Phil Orlins

Some other friends and colleagues took to social media to mourn Brown, a former Ohio State baseball captain.

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