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Dave Williams

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Where to start??....Born in the now famous Scranton, PA (thank you "The Office") I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, WE ARE...PENN STATE, and spent some time working in local news before joining ESPN in 2000. Happy to see that we survived the Y2K Bug, I settled into my role as a studio technician and was operating camera for SportsCenter within an hour of my first day on the job. It was a very surreal experience then and continues to be so today. I've operated camera for just about every show we have and also worked as an editor cutting the highlights, teases, and specialty segments that run across all of our programs. My legacy as an editor lies with a clip I produced of Skip Bayless' head exploding. Hold your applause. For the past three years I've worked in ESPN's Corporate Communications where I've brought my television production background into a traditionally non-production environment in order to create multimedia content for our Internal Communications platform, ITK, as well as ESPNFrontRow.com There's no place like ESPN, I've had opportunities here that I could have only dreamed of when I used to get ready for school and watch SportsCenter over and over even though I knew it was a re-air. As an avid sports fan, ESPN is as close as I will ever get to the sports I grew up watching and continue to be passionate about. I've had a front row seat to the center of the sports world (pun intended) for 11 years now and I don't plan on giving it up anytime soon
  • Go behind the scenes of SportsCenter from NYC with Hannah Storm

    NEW YORK – This week, ESPN is airing 115 hours of Super Bowl XLVIII television and radio coverage originating from set locations at Herald Square... [READ IT]

  • Time to do the ‘dishes’: What it’s like to clean ESPN’s satellite antennas?

    If there’s one universal chore that we all dreaded as kids — and some of us still hide from as a adults — it’s probably... [READ IT]

  • Arkansas’ untouchable duo of Wilson and Davis beats ESPN’s best defenses

    Recently, University of Arkansas football players Tyler Wilson and Knile Davis visited our Bristol, Conn. campus as part of the ESPN Car Wash. Working with... [READ IT]

  • Inside Studio G’s transformation
    into our EURO 2012 hub

    Executive producer Jed Drake had a vision for ESPN’s studio coverage of UEFA EURO 2012 that he shared nearly a year ago with creative director... [READ IT]

  • Previewing Greeny: The Dance

    When most NCAA college basketball brackets fell apart, people trash them and move forward. No harm. No foul. Well, that’s not the case for Mike... [READ IT]

  • Follow NFL legend Jim Brown through the ESPN Car Wash

    What’s it like to follow a legend? It’s a question Andrew Luck and David Robertson will have to answer in the NFL and MLB replacing... [READ IT]

  • Go behind the scenes of an E:60 shoot with Red Sox legend Oil Can Boyd

    Tonight at 7 ET on ESPN, Emmy Award-winning E:60 profiles former Boston Red Sox star pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd. Buster Olney, senior writer for... [READ IT]

  • Bump and Run: Wes Welker

    In light of what Wes Welker has accomplished in his pro football career, it seems stunning that he was not selected during the 2004 NFL... [READ IT]

  • O’Brien excels at transition game, moving from college hoops to MLB

    Dave O’Brien has been busy these last few weeks. One of ESPN’s primary men’s and women’s college basketball play-by-play announcers, O’Brien started this week the... [READ IT]

  • Bump and Run: Bo Jackson

    Sports legend Bo Jackson visited ESPN’s Bristol campus Thursday to promote his planned 300-mile bike ride across Alabama in April. Under the BoBikesBama banner, Bo... [READ IT]

  • Bump and Run: Emeril Lagasse

    Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse came to ESPN’s Bristol campus to talk sports, “kick it up a notch” with ESPN’s employees and to discuss the Gulf... [READ IT]

  • Bump and Run: Ryan Leaf

    In the 1998 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts took Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning with the first overall pick. With the second overall pick, the San... [READ IT]

  • Bump and Run: Hulk Hogan

    Where were you in April 1986? Rock Me Amadeus was climbing the charts, Halley’s Comet gave Earth’s orbit a once-in-every-75 years visit and Geraldo Rivera... [READ IT]

  • Bump and Run: Wisconsin Head Coach Bret Bielema

    Editor’s note: Last Friday, with his team enjoying a bye week, No. 4 Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema visited ESPN (Bucky Badger was nowhere to... [READ IT]

  • Bump and Run: Rob Dyrdek

    Editor’s Note: Hurricane Irene’s approach has caused the Street League Skateboarding Championship to change its schedule. As Rob Dyrdek noted at the time of taping... [READ IT]