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I joined ESPN in 2005 after the company acquired rights to Monday Night Football. The experience of working on this property and our NFL studio coverage has been an absolute thrill. We have such a talented, hard-working team and there’s nothing quite like being inside a production truck on a Monday night programs. Other programs I work on include ESPN’s soccer coverage, Around the Horn, and PTI. Prior to ESPN, I worked in PR for the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World, and I started my career in the athletic department at the University of Florida. Born and raised in Richmond, Va., I don’t know that I will ever get used to Connecticut winters but it’s a great place to live. My favorite teams are the University of Virginia (my alma mater) and the Atlanta Braves. I like television, film and music – broadening my interests every day with three young kids. I also love to travel and to run (albeit, short distances). You can follow me on Twitter at @bhofheimer_espn.
2 weeks ago
Meet Monday Night Football’s New Director: Jimmy Platt
Nine-year ESPN veteran succeeds Chip Dean as show's director; Platt explains his love for "documenting a true reality show."
2 weeks ago
Memory Lane: SVP & Russillo Are Together Again With Debut Of Monthly Podcast Tonight
To celebrate the launch, revisit their ESPN Radio adventures with vintage art from illustrator Kev Roché.
3 weeks ago
Jake By The Lake: ESPN’s Trotter Moves From Oklahoma, Big 12 Beats To Cover Browns, Ohio State
He brings years of experience covering Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield, former Sooners star.
Around the Horn
May 8, 2019
With Ramona Shelburne’s Mentoring, NHL Reporter Emily Kaplan Prepares To “Get Some Pucks Deep” On Her Around The Horn Debut Friday
"When I first started at ESPN, I told my editor I wanted to be the Ramona Shelburne of hockey," reporter…
May 6, 2019
First And Goal: ESPN, ABC Will Carry XFL Games In 2020
ESPN EVP Programming and Scheduling, Burke Magnus, discusses agreement with new league.
April 25, 2019
ESPN And ABC’s NFL Draft Presentations Tonight: What Are The Differences?
Tonight for Round 1, fans will see every team’s pick live from Nashville on both ESPN and ABC (8 p.m.…
March 18, 2019
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts Joins NFL Draft Lineup For Round 1 On ABC
Former SportsCenter anchor's experience covering event dates back about 30 years.
March 13, 2019
Pssst! Here’s Mike Clay’s NFL Free Agency Cheat Sheet – Pass It On
Here are three things to know about the chart.
Just for Fun
February 1, 2019
SB LIII Predictions: Our Expert Commentators Weigh In On Patriots-Rams
Of the 34 picks by these ESPN commentators, 21 selected the New England Patriots while 13 chose the Los Angeles…
January 27, 2019
Legendary ESPN Director Chip Dean Works Final Game with Monday Night Football Crew
Pro Bowl marks Dean's last game in director's chair; original "79er" will now mentor ESPN's team of shot callers
January 24, 2019
#TBT: ESPN covers Super Bowl XXXIV In Atlanta
The Super Bowl's return to Atlanta for the first time in 19 years inspired this #TBT look at SportsCenter's coverage…
January 14, 2019
NSMA Honors ESPN’S Ley, Kornheiser, Burke and Wojnarowski
Today, the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class, as well as its national and…
December 12, 2018
Senior NFL Writer Jason Reid Re-Signs With The Undefeated
Senior NFL writer Jason Reid explains why he's excited to re-sign with ESPN's The Undefeated.
December 10, 2018
“I can’t wait to start and to live the American Dream”
British broadcaster Jon Champion moves stateside and will call Major League Soccer matches on ESPN in 2019. He previews his…
November 26, 2018
Disney, NFL Join Forces to Expand Coverage of the NFL Draft
For the first time in its history, ABC will broadcast all three days of the 2019 NFL Draft – including…