Chris LaPlaca

ESPN History

No More Timeouts! 40 Years Ago Today, ESPN’S Endless Sports Marathon Began

On Sept. 1, 1980, nearly one-year-old ESPN officially announced it was providing around-the-clock sports coverage; enjoy the vintage promotions.

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ESPN

ESPN Remembers Former Communications VP Rob Tobias

Former ESPN VP, Communications, Rob Tobias, who fought brain cancer as courageously and as strongly as anyone could, died today.…

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Watch This

Three Things People Should Know About the X Games

ESPN Communications Senior VP Chris LaPlaca interviews X Games exec Tim Reed after the 2018 Minneapolis event.

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Behind The Scenes

ESPN executives, commentators rise to the moment for commencement speeches

SVP, Communications, Chris LaPlaca, is among several ESPN employees delivering commencement addresses this spring. How does he tackle that assignment?

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Captured on Campus

Laura Gentile honored at Wonder Women gala

Laura Gentile accepts her Wonder Women Award. ESPN’s Senior Vice President of espnW & Women’s Initiatives, Laura Gentile, was honored…

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Captured on Campus

ESPN’s Gentile honored as 2016 WICT “Woman to Watch”

Laura Gentile accepts her “Woman to Watch” award at the 2016 WICT Touchstone Luncheon in New York City. ESPN Senior…

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Announcements

ESPN supports Orlando: Love is Louder

Several ESPN employees are featured in a video expressing support for friends and colleagues working in Orlando, site of the…

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Announcements

LaPlaca inducted into PR News Hall Of Fame

ESPN Communications head Chris LaPlaca was inducted into the "PR People Hall of Fame" today in Washington, D.C.

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ESPN History

#TBT: Berman, LaPlaca recall vintage CFL; Wingo explains today’s three-down football

The 2015 CFL season kicks off tonight on ESPN2. In the 1980s, ESPN spread the gospel of three-down football via…

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Captured on Campus

Disney and ESPN Media Networks at INTX 2015

Disney and ESPN Media Networks welcomed attendees from across the industry to its executive suite (L-R: James Zasowski, Nicole Guanlao,…

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Unseen and Unheard: Memories of working with “The Major”; the meaning behind ESPN’s annual credit roll

Senior VP, Corporate Communications Chris LaPlaca celebrates one of his closest colleagues as well as the idea of "the ESPN…

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Announcements

LaPlaca captures PR News’ Professional of the Year honor

PR News, a leading industry publication, awarded ESPN Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications Chris LaPlaca with its Corporate PR Professional…

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Behind The Scenes

Unseen and Unheard: Behind the scenes glimpses of ESPN

In 33-plus years at ESPN, I have been fortunate to be a part of the evolution of a company that…

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ESPN History

9/1/80: ESPN Goes 24/7

People who spend too much time looking backwards when they should be focused on what’s ahead invariably trip over the…

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