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!
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…
Watch This

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…
Journalism Showcase

ESPN’s “Journalism Showcase” – December 23, 2016

Journalism Showcase features a look at a multiplatform piece debuting this week on former NBA star Stephon Marbury who, at…
Behind The Scenes

Elevation sensation: Inside ESPN Fantasy Basketball’s 56-percent signup increase

Perhaps you're among the thousands who are managing not only ESPN Fantasy Football but Fantasy Basketball squads as well. Learn…
ESPN Fantasy

Berry foresees great growth for fantasy sports; ESPN’s 28-hour FF Marathon begins tonight

With more than 50 million players, fantasy sports is very popular. But Matthew Berry believes the obsession can grow. Here's…