Mike Soltys

While a senior at UConn in 1980, founder Bill Rasmussen and pioneering executive Rosa Gatti hired me as an intern and I never could imagine a reason to leave. Gee, how the place has grown. Today I’m VP, U.S. Network Communications working with an outstanding group of folks who handle publicity and media relations for ESPN’s networks in the USA. Since that doesn’t keep me busy enough, I work on ESPN on ABC too. Follow it all at: twitter.com/espnmikes A native New Englander, the teams my family and I cheer for are the Huskies and Sox. Involvement in the community is an important part of life’s journey. Here’s a plug for my favorite non-profit I help out: http://www.southingtonbreadforlife.com/
ESPN History

41 Years Ago Today, The Idea Of 24-Hour Sports Was Born

Ride with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen as he hits the road - I-84, specifically - to recreate how the idea…
Executive Voice

Preview How ESPN And ABC’s 2019 NFL Draft Presentations Will Be Innovative, Informative, And Yet Distinctive

Today on the eve of the NFL Draft, ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro shared with employees his thoughts on this week’s…
ESPN History

Homecoming Game: ESPN’s Founder Pays A Visit

Our first storyteller visited Bristol this week and brought history to life. Enjoy this photo gallery featuring "our George Washington."
Executive Voice

ESPN celebrates outgoing
EVP Ed Durso

Ed Durso retires from ESPN after 28 years of service as one of the company's "go-to" executives. His colleagues celebrated…
Bristol Life

There’s no business like snow business: A time-lapse look at a blizzard

Using the latest in DIY snow measurement technology, Front Row tracked the March 14 blizzard that pounded the East Coast.…

Fox v. ESPN: Anatomy of a moving target

FS1's targeting of ESPN continues to be elusive. Here's a deconstruction of the history of the pursuit.
Behind The Scenes

ESPN and Deportes ready for today’s 1:30 p.m. ET #MLBinCuba game

In advance of today’s MLB game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Team Cuba (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 1:30 p.m.…

A loyal and dedicated builder, ESPN PR’s Laurel Daggett enters retirement

From her first days at a cable start-up in 1980 to today's retirement, ESPN Communications senior director Laurel Daggett has…

John Skipper speaks to SBJ Conference on the state of ESPN

During a recent sports business conference in New York, ESPN President John Skipper addressed the company's status.

ESPN is delivering the biggest cable TV sports audiences

In the last 12 months, ESPN/ESPN2 have delivered 50 of the top 75 audiences for sports events on cable, including…
Captured on Campus

George Bodenheimer book party at Hearst Tower

ESPN legends joined top media and sports executives at the Hearst Tower in New York City last night to celebrate…
Behind The Scenes

George Bodenheimer returns to Bristol with new book, numerous stories

“Every Town is a Sports Town," a memoir and leadership book by long-time ESPN President George Bodenheimer, hit stores this…
Behind The Scenes

Disney CEO Bob Iger talks about ESPN’s future at World Congress of Sports

The Walt Disney Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Iger, today spoke about ESPN's future and discussed the importance…

George Bodenheimer to receive Lifetime Achievement Sports Emmy

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced it will bestow its highest Sports Emmy, a Lifetime Achievement Award,…

Retiring Walsh brought “a newspaperman’s sensibilities” to ESPN

ESPN's John A. Walsh retires at the end of the month, capping a distinguished and impactful career in journalism.