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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.
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“Some viewers have thanked us for giving them a small dose of normalcy. It’s even more therapeutic for us.”
Producer Erik Rydholm on the creation of short, social media "homemade" versions of "ATH," "PTI," and "Highly Questionable."
February 14, 2020
XFL Announcers Keep Their Heads On A Swivel, Stay On Their Toes On The Sidelines
The XFL offers unique on-field access to ESPN and ABC reporters; Week 1 was a test of their stamina.
January 16, 2020
How Did Boomer and TJ Pick Right Up Where They Left Off? Go Behind The Scenes of ESPN+’s NFL PrimeTime
Chris Berman and Tom Jackson resumed their distinctive NFL Prime Time take on Sunday's games in September on ESPN+. Here's…
January 16, 2020
Enjoy A Sneak Peek At PTI’s “New” Studio Set, Debuting Monday On ESPN
Tony and Michael still interrupt each other out of the ABC News bureau in D.C., but in a new space…
December 16, 2019
Hit music maker DJ Khaled stars in MNF open for Colts-Saints tonight; an ESPN producer provides some behind-the-scenes details
"He worked with our script on site to put it in his own words and give it an authenticity that…
November 26, 2019
Feast For The Eyes: Watch PTI’s Set Undergo A Thanksgiving-Themed Transformation
Here's the scoop on the mouth-watering set design for Tuesday's "Turkeys Of The Year" show.
November 25, 2019
Coast-To-Coast Connection: Reporting Ravens At Rams Tonight Resonates With Salters
Monday Night Football sideline reporter Lisa Salters is a longtime Baltimore resident but spent several years as an ABC News…
October 21, 2019
Monday Night Football rivals Jets, Patriots talk STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Anticipation of the film’s Dec. 20 release date heightens as final trailer debuts tonight at halftime of AFC East battle…
September 30, 2019
“The city’s changed so much, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the loyalty to the Steelers.”
Monday Night Countdown and ESPN college football analyst Louis Riddick, a former Pitt star working from Heinz Field tonight, cherishes…
September 23, 2019
Chalk It Up To Success: Woody Paige Celebrates Around The Horn Milestone
An ATH "OG," he becomes the first panelist to surpass 600 career victories; his colleagues salute him.
September 23, 2019
” . . . This is a creative way to showcase the city we’re in and tie in a little Monday Night Football flavor.”
"Da, Da, Da, Da": Here's why ESPN showcases local musicians in the MNF host cities to play the iconic "Heavy…
September 4, 2019
Preview ESPN’s New NFL Animations, Graphics Package
When fans tune into ESPN later this week, they will see a brand new look on Monday Night Football and…
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June 20, 2019
Extreme Miniature Golf Equals Maximium Fun: Joe Tessitore Co-Hosts ABC’s “Holey Moley”
"It really feels like you’ve entered another world," ESPN commentator says of Steph Curry-produced competition show, debuting tonight at 8…
June 4, 2019
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."
June 3, 2019
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.