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.
COVID-19

Team Player: Hoop Streams’ Cassidy Hubbarth and Max Kelley

Cassidy Hubbarth says of Max Kelley: "[He has] an incredible ability to remain calm and set a clear, efficient plan…
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Upper deck power: Ravech previews ESPN’s HR Derby Classics Marathon beginning tonight

While he's wistful about postponed Opening Day, Baseball Tonight host relishes revisiting MLB slugging displays.
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Batter Up! ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza Leads Online, Homemade Workouts During Sports Hiatus

"I love the endorphins after a good workout and I love feeling a sense of community when we are doing…
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“It was definitely so useful to hear about what they’re considering . . .”

The Jump's Rachel Nichols talks about her exclusive interview with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver regarding the league's responses to the…
COVID-19

Ryan Ruocco recounts covering, reacting to the breaking Coronavirus NBA news

"We need to calmly convey the news to our audience; we need to consistently update them on the news."
Team Player

Team Player: David Ross and Gregg Colli

ESPN MLB analyst Ross on Baseball Tonight producer Colli: "It’s rare that you create a friendship so fast with someone…
Behind The Scenes

Team Player: Adrian Wojnarowski and Elida Witthoeft

“Woj Bomb:" ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski is the first to point out his success is a team effort.
Team Player

Team Player: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson And Dave Fried

Mike Breen: "This is a stone cold fact: I’m a much better broadcaster because I’ve had Dave Fried sitting next…
MLB

Team Player: Buster Olney and Kenny Hartin

Buster Olney on cameraman Kenny Hartin: " . . .From Day One, Year One, I've always felt like Kenny has…
NBA

“Keep reminding the fan of what’s at stake, where we are in the series, and the fact they have to do this again in 48 hours for Game 4.”

Hours after documenting the Blazers' epic 4-OT victory over the Nuggets in Game 3, ESPN NBA pxp voice Dave Pasch…
NBA

“No Fear: Rachel Nichols”

Sports Business Journal profiles the host of ESPN's "The Jump," Rachel Nichols.
ESPN In The News

ESPN2’s NL Wild Card Statcast Awarded Sports Illustrated’s “Best Broadcast Innovation”

ESPN2's NL Wild Card Statcast awarded "Best Broadcast Innovation" by Sports Illustrated.
Behind The Scenes

In Countdown To Lakers-Warriors on Christmas Day, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols Goes One-On-One With LeBron

A portion of the interview will air at halftime of Monday Night Football on Christmas Eve, with a full version…
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.
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