Nate Smeltz

Nate Smeltz

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one block from the local park. It was very convenient, since I spent nearly every day of my summers playing pickup basketball, home run derby, football and, eventually, lifeguarding. When I was indoors, I was often glued to SportsCenter. I’d watch it over and over until I memorized every frame from the show. I developed an affinity for the brand, which explains why it has been such an honor to work for ESPN since July 2000. I currently oversee our publicity initiatives for MLB and NBA, two of my favorite sports. To quote a memorable recording artist, it has truly been a “fantastic voyage.”
Inside Kia NBA Countdown
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Inside Kia NBA Countdown

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ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy, brother Stan share stories on HBO’s Real Sports
Behind The Scenes

ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy, brother Stan share stories on HBO’s Real Sports

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While you were sleeping, a SportsCenter highlight was born
Behind The Scenes

While you were sleeping, a SportsCenter highlight was born

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Shulman, Czarniak honored for outstanding sportscasting by NSSA
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Shulman, Czarniak honored for outstanding sportscasting by NSSA

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ESPN analyst Barry Larkin elected to Baseball Hall Of Fame class of 2012
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ESPN analyst Barry Larkin elected to Baseball Hall Of Fame class of 2012

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Dallas to Oakland: Breen, Van Gundy to try Christmas Day doubleheader
Behind The Scenes

Dallas to Oakland: Breen, Van Gundy to try Christmas Day doubleheader

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Inside ESPN/ABC’s revised NBA slate

Inside ESPN/ABC’s revised NBA slate

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Former Red Sox skipper Francona joins ESPN as baseball analyst
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Former Red Sox skipper Francona joins ESPN as baseball analyst

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Numbers Never Lie: Tim Tebow
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Numbers Never Lie: Tim Tebow

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Front & Center Podcast: Van Gundy
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Front & Center Podcast: Van Gundy

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ESPN’s NBA TV schedule shuffle:
Early December update

ESPN’s NBA TV schedule shuffle:
Early December update

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ESPN’s NBA schedule shuffle – *Updated Info*

ESPN’s NBA schedule shuffle – *Updated Info*

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Global Freese

Global Freese

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ESPN.com’s NBA Player Rankings
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ESPN.com’s NBA Player Rankings

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MLB review/postseason preview

MLB review/postseason preview

Above, ESPN MLB commentators share insight on a variety of topics related to the end of the regular season and…
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