Andy Hall

I joined ESPN Communications in September 2006. My primary focus is SportsCenter and ESPN’s news platforms, along with #SCFeatured. My duties with ESPN also include our golf and Formula 1 coverage. I spent 2007-2014 responsible for Communications activities for ESPN’s NASCAR coverage, and much of my career has been spent working in motorsports (I was in NASCAR’s PR department for 15 years). I live in Florida, only a few miles from Daytona International Speedway.
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Journalism On Display: ESPN.com Revisits Inspiring High School Football Coach Rob Mendez

ESPN.com's Wayne Drehs' updates readers on Rob Mendez, the California football coach he originally profiled in 2019.
COVID-19

Feel Good Friday: Kevin Negandhi and Dave Pasch share the goodness

We can all use some feel-goods these days; Front Row will bring you all the feels, every Friday, through the…
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Journalism Showcase: Watch Twitter’s “Block Or Charge” Playmaker, Rex Chapman, Tell His Story On Tonight’s E:60

Ryan McGee profiles former hoops star whose road to recovery from opioid abuse includes his rise as "the funny video…
COVID-19

#SeniorNight Resonating Across ESPN Platforms, Shining Light on College, High School Athletes Whose Seasons Were Cut Short

Idea has resulted in more than 10K submissions with the hashtag and 4.5M video views.
Journalism Showcase

Journalism Showcase: SC Featured Salutes the Colorado Silver Bullets on International Women’s Day

"They were badass baseball players." SC Featured tells the story of the first women’s pro baseball team of the post-World…
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Journalism Showcase: SC Featured Begins 2020 Run at Center Court in the Philippines

"The court is the center of life for everybody," ESPN Features producer Kristen Lappas says of Manila's Taguig Tenement,which sports…
Journalism Showcase

Journalism On Display: Saturday’s Outside the Lines Visits John Altobelli’s College Team, Interviews Family Members

The story of the baseball coach who died in helicopter crash that also killed Kobe Bryant, seven others, touches ESPN.com…
SportsCenter

How do you succinctly present the best sports highlights of a decade? Let the producer of SportsCenter’s “Images of the Decade” video tell you!

The creative process was represented by "a very, very massive Google document with at least 600 different moments over the…
Innovation

Sports Cheetah and His Beard Are Sure Bets for Daily Wager

ESPN.com's hair-raising story on sports' mustaches got us thinking of one man: betting expert Preston Johnson.
SportsCenter

“When you have an idea of how all aspects of the business works, it makes you better at what you do.”

As part of ESPN's multi-platform storytelling for the 2019 MLB postseason, Nicole Briscoe anchors SportsCenter's NLDS coverage from Atlanta today,…
Journalism Showcase

“I just thought it was a devastatingly tragic story but also an inspiring one.”

Producer Zac Budman explains storytelling behind College GameDay feature about the late Brandon Burlsworth, who some consider the best walk-on…
ESPN

Persistence, Wading Through “Spectacular” Logistics Pay Off for ESPN Producer Jon Fish with “The Return”

ESPN producer shares details on the difficulty of producing a documentary on Pittsburgh Steelers legend and Vietnam War veteran Rocky…
Journalism Showcase

With ESPN’s “Serena vs. The Umpire,” Dahl invites audience to experience the “Backstory”

On Sunday, more than nine months of investigative reporting will come to light with the debut of the new ESPN…
SportsCenter

Sports Business Daily Examines SportsCenter Viewership Growth

SBJ reporter John Ourand examines the reasons behind SportsCenter's ratings resurgence.
SportsCenter

“. . . Dude Perfect could not have been nicer in terms of giving Nolan the time of his life.”

The trick-shot artists work with SportsCenter's "My Wish" Series to fulfill the request of Nolan Harm, a child living with…
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