Tagged: ‘ESPN EQUAL’
posted by Hannah Worster on October 17, 2013 3:47 PM
posted by Hannah Worster on June 30, 2012 11:00 AM
The first week of Wimbledon coverage across ESPN platforms been nothing short of thrilling. From Lukas Rosol’s stunning win over Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer’s close call against Julien Benneteau, the competition has been intense. That’s just the beginning with another week left in this fortnight.
Host Hannah Storm welcomed fans to Breakfast at Wimbledon this morning, as the tournament’s iconic branding returned on ESPN. Tomorrow, on the traditional “middle Sunday,” ABC will air a three-hour highlights program with Monday Night Football’s Mike Tirico before live action resumes Monday with “Cross Court Coverage” in the Round of 16, on what is widely considered the Greatest Day in Tennis.
Fans will see every point live on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and on WatchESPN through the Gentleman’s final next Sunday, July 8th.
Now let’s review the week on Front Row:
• Six-time National Sportscaster of the Year Chris Berman will be calling his first NFL game as part of ESPN’s season-opening MNF doubleheader on September 10. Berman and analyst Trent Dilfer have been assigned to the San Diego Chargers-Oakland Raiders game.
• The man behind “The Voice” of SportsCenter, Chris Kelley, joined Front Row for a podcast and video featuring the affable voice-over professional. In the podcast, Kelley admits to nerves prior to his recent on-camera debut and shares how there’s only a few degrees of separation between him and rock and roll luminaries. continue reading…
posted by Chris LaPlaca on June 28, 2012 4:28 PM
ESPN EQUAL, ESPN’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employee resource group (ERG), today launched an Ally program patterned after several similar programs at other major companies.
What’s the ESPN Ally program?
At its core: it’s straight employees joining ESPN EQUAL to help foster a workplace at ESPN where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees are accepted, included and supported.
Over the past couple of weeks, colleagues at all levels of the company — executives, talent and employees from across ESPN — have sat for the camera to talk about the importance of the “Allies of EQUAL” program (video above).
For every employee seen in the video, many more raised their hand to participate.
Roughly three years ago, ESPN launched eight different ERGs, each focused on raising understanding and awareness amongst employees from a variety of perspectives: women, African-American, Hispanic, Asian, employees with disabilities, family and work/life balance, young professionals and LGBT. continue reading…