Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. You could say it’s truly a “dream job.” Prior to my CT-based ESPN career, I worked in communications at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney. I’m also proud to say I contributed to “Total Patriots” - an 800-page New England Patriots encyclopedia and was the coordinating producer for the documentary "Boston's Greatest Sports Stories: Beyond The Headlines." I’m originally from the Boston area, making me a passionate Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan. My father, Nick Cafardo, is the National Baseball Writer for The Boston Globe, so it could be said I’ve spent my entire life with the media. Most importantly, I’m blessed with a wonderful wife and son who make every day better than the last.
NBA

Inside ESPN’s Toronto All-Access Today

Learn why ESPN is providing multi-platform coverage of the NBA's hottest team.
MLB

“It’s a baseball nerd’s dream”: Twitter raves about ESPN2’s NL Wild Card Statcast

ESPN2’s first alternative viewing experience for an MLB Wild Card Game- a Statcast-focused presentation - was a big hit.
MLB

Sunday (Funday) Night Baseball: 2018 Highlights

“We all love baseball and we all love being around each other,” Jessica Mendoza says of working on the SNB…
ESPN

Colleagues Salute Burke Before Her HOF Honors Tonight

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tonight in Springfield, Mass., ESPN NBA analystDoris Burke receives the Curt Gowdy Media Award during a ceremony at…
NBA

“Doris, Just Talk From Your Heart”

Basketball Hall Of Fame honors Doris Burke with Curt Gowdy Media Award Thursday; 1998 winner Dick Vitale cheers, offers acceptance…
Journalism Showcase

“The message is clear: Rich, successful people are not immune to mental health problems.”

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN senior writer and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Award recipient, has captured the attention of…
MLB

ESPN Unveils 4D Replay Technology at Tonight’s Home Run Derby

The T-Mobile Home Run Derby is one of the most-watched sporting events of the summer, and ESPN is swinging for…
MLB

Colleagues Turned Rivals: Cora, Boone Flashback On ESPN

Before the Red Sox and Yankees square off on Sunday Night Baseball (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), revisit the opposing managers…
Announcements

ESPN colleagues hail Doris Burke, who extends pact with ESPN

ESPN announced Monday that Doris Burke has agreed to a multi-year contract extension. Her colleagues, who have covered the NBA…
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#TBT: Relive Mike Breen’s title-clinching NBA Finals calls for Cavs-Warriors

See history being made tonight when the 2018 NBA Finals Game 1 tips off between the Warriors and Cavs (ABC,…
ESPN The Magazine

“My legs felt like jelly . . . which is probably appropriate, considering the subject”

Writer Baxter Holmes explains how his saga about the NBA's obsession with PB&J sandwiches landed ESPN an "Oscar of the…
Watch This

25 Karat (Ravech) Magic On The Air

Baseball Tonight host Karl Ravech began his ESPN career 25 years ago this week.
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ESPN’s 2018 MLB graphics package clears the fences

Watch this ESPN Creative Services' 2018 MLB animation sizzle reel. Learn about the vision inspiring the new look.
ESPN Audio

Women run point Mondays on Hoop Collective NBA podcast

ESPN’s first all-women’s NBA podcast helps drive The Hoop Collective's daily download on the league.
ESPN

Team Player: Doris Burke
and Scott Matthews

Doris Burke is an NBA media pioneer who cherishes her college hoops roots working with producer Scott Matthews.