Kevin Ota

Simply put, I am a sports junky and a tech nerd. I readily admit those facts. But lucky for me, it’s the perfect combination for my job overseeing strategic communications for ESPN’s digital and mobile platforms, which include, ESPN Local sites, ESPN3, ESPN mobile web and apps, digital audio, interactive and social games, fantasy sports, and more. I’m a San Francisco Bay Area native who roots for the A's and 49ers. But above all else, I’m a USC alum rooting for all Trojans throughout the NFL, MLB and even the few hanging on in the NBA. Fight On!

Even Working From Home, ESPN+’s Ariel & The Bad Guy Producers Maintain “Dogged” Pursuit Of Quality

Two team members credit communication for overcoming remote production obstacles - like barking cameos.
ESPN In The News

Digiday: ESPN vs. the narrative

Media industry magazine explores how ESPN's innovation continues to set the pace.
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“It’s like the Daytona 500 of our Fantasy Football analysis”

Rodgers over Brady? The debates rage during ESPN's annual rankings summit, now available on ESPN+. How do ESPN's NFL experts…
Inside ESPN

Fitz, Golic Jr.’s chemistry fuel Champ Drive Live’s rise to ATL finale

Mike Golic Jr. and Jason Fitz' Champ Drive Live stream on Twitter will move from Golic's apartment and family basement…
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Rob King on ESPN Digital’s big October

SVP, Original Content, News and Digital Media, Rob King explains why ESPN was the No. 1 digital sports property in…

Go behind the scenes of SportsCenter on Snapchat

With shows available at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and once at 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays,…

Cam Newton among the millions who used ESPN App during record breaking weekend

Cam Newton uses the ESPN App to watch his younger brother Caylin lead Howard University to the biggest point-spread upset…
Behind The Scenes

Predicting success: ESPN Streak’s first two-time champ shares winning secrets

How do you make 40 consecutive correct picks - and 29 a second time - playing ESPN Streak? The first…
Journalism Showcase

ESPN’s “Journalism Showcase” – April 7, 2017

Covering a golf event over hundreds of acres of land can be challenging, but's Jason Sobel - who is…

Bracket busted? ESPN gives you a “Second Chance” at glory

Everyone deserves a "Second Chance" - especially when your bracket is already busted.
Behind The Scenes

Tournament Challenge’s defending champ hoping for lightning to strike again

Rich Marchese never expected to win last year's "ESPN Tournament Challenge" but now he's hoping for the repeat just like…
Behind The Scenes

Berry declares PEDs – Performance Enhancing Drinks – vital for surviving 24-hour Tournament Challenge Marathon

Endurance-tested Matthew Berry provides sage advice for ESPN's Tournament Challenge Marathon participants - it involves PEDs*.

infROWgraphic: 24-hour Tournament Challenge Marathon

Here's a preview of ESPN's Tournament Challenge Marathon, 24 hours of programming beginning March 13 that might help you win…
Journalism Showcase

ESPN’s “Journalism Showcase” – February 24, 2017

A big week of basketball in New Orleans meant some added exposure - and long days - for Pelicans…
Behind The Scenes

ESPN’s Bachelor Fantasy App is definitely rose-worthy

ESPN's Fantasy Sports Team has developed what may be the most fantastical fantasy game ever - and it has little…