Dave Nagle

It’ll be 29 years at ESPN for me come the fall of 2015 (the only job I’ve ever had) after joining merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals and Indy 500; Wimbledon (11 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, in addition to overseeing the Listings Area and www.ESPNMediaZone.com, my main areas are tennis, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including ESPN’s history and growth.

ESPN Mourns The Passing Of Jerry McKinnis, Host Of The Fishin’ Hole

The ESPN community is saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry McKinnis, the longtime host of ESPN’s first outdoors…
ESPN History

#TBT: As ESPN Celebrates 40 Years, Cliff Drysdale’s 40th Anniversary Approaches

ESPN's longest-serving commentator, covering US Open this week, reflects on joining the Bristol, Conn., startup decades ago.

Building A City Within The City: Here’s A Portion Of What It Takes To Produce ESPN’s US Open Coverage

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ESPN Audio

They’re Comin’ To Your City: ESPN Podcast Stars Hit The Road For Live Remotes

As Matthew Berry puts it: "We love our fans and are blessed to have an amazing connection with them. And…

From Wimbledon, Tom Rinaldi Discusses How He Gets Winners To Explain What They’re Feeling

"Keep the questions open, simple and direct. And listen to the answer."

What’s it like to be a “rookie” helping produce ESPN’s extensive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon?

"I’d compare the early rounds to March Madness if all the games were played at the same venue.”

ESPN pioneers Vitale, Fitts inducted into 2018 Sports Broadcasting HOF

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale and former ESPN production guru Bill Fitts were inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall…

P-Mac’s Glad Tennis Is Quicker With Shot Clock

“Imagine getting ready to start an NFL game, a tee time at the Masters, or a World Cup soccer game,…

ESPN+ Makes ESPN’s Biggest Production Bigger

NEW YORK — ESPN has a long history of setting high goals and achieving them, with a laundry list of…
ESPN History

“Cable Is Fine, But It’s Never Really Going To Amount To A Hill Of Beans”

Once again covering the US Open for ESPN, Cliff Drysdale recalls dealing with a skeptic about cable sports TV's future…

For Wimbledon encores on ABC, it’s a matter of good timing

ESPN in London, ABC in New York work to present Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Championships coverage in weekend afternoon time slots.…

“We knew we were right in the middle of history and we could see no end in sight”

Hannah Storm revisits anchoring ESPN coverage of the Wimbledon 2010 marathon Isner-Mahut match that spanned three days. ESPN2 re-airs the…

Early to rise: ESPN morning programming a hit with young men

Late-night SportsCenter rules the ratings with male millennials. Young men also wake up locked on ESPN morning programming.
Behind The Scenes

Summer Reading Series: Chris McKendry

Host Chris McKendry, covering Wimbledon this week and next, shares what she reads to unwind after long hours on the…
Behind The Scenes

Into the net: With limited access to Wimbledon grounds in the ’90s, ESPN producers and Robin Roberts improvised

Shooting on a golf course, speeding through London and even "breaking" rules helped ESPN cover Wimbledon with Robin Roberts in…