posted by Jennifer Cingari on November 5, 2013 12:49 PM
LAS VEGAS — Tonight’s World Series of Poker Final Table (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET) marks Director of Content Strategy and Acquisitions Dan Ochs’ first since taking on the property in August. Ochs hit the ground running to make the transition seamless.
Now with the season concluding, Front Row caught up with Ochs as tonight’s Final Table features Ryan Riess and Jay Farber vying for the coveted WSOP Main Event bracelet and $8.3 million in prize winnings.
What have you learned about the WSOP over the past few months? continue reading…
posted by Susan Landry on October 22, 2013 2:22 PM
SportsCenter anchor Matthew Barrie (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)
Editor’s note: Welcome to “Off Camera with. . .,” a Front Row series that introduces you to some of the studio anchors who have recently joined ESPN. Today, we meet Matt Barrie, who joined ESPN in March 2013 as a SportsCenter anchor.
Favorite place to travel: My favorite places to travel are Las Vegas and Rome. I can’t elaborate on Vegas, it’s a family show. But, Rome was the single greatest place I’ve ever been. To see the history still alive and well, mingle with the locals and have dinners with my wife on patios every night. It was an experience I’ll never forget.
What is your pet’s name?: O’Shea, he’s a yellow lab we rescued in Dallas. continue reading…
posted by Dan Quinn on September 12, 2013 12:21 PM
Floyd Mayweather and ESPN’s Robert Flores (Chris Hebert/ESPN)
The Las Vegas Sun trumpeted Tuesday’s arrival of Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez as the start of “one of the biggest fight weeks in history.” But Vegas isn’t alone in preparing for Saturday’s junior middleweight title unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“We believed fans would have a lot of interest in this fight, and the magnitude of our coverage — we sent a Bristol-based coordinating producer to Vegas — reflects that,” said Senior Coordinating Producer Michael Shiffman, who will have a crew of around 90 people on-site. continue reading…
posted by Kevin Ota on April 21, 2011 8:00 AM
LAS VEGAS – Last week, ESPN was part of a big production at an event with an audience of thousands. With a huge center stage framed by oversized video screens in the background, the applause was loud, the music was louder, and the crowd was entertained by an array of world class performers.
This sounds like nothing new for ESPN, except this event had almost nothing to do with sports. Most in the audience knew more about Thomas Watson than Bubba Watson. This was not a boxing match, or the ESPYs, or even the NBA Summer League.
It was the IBM Impact Global Conference, an annual gathering of technology business leaders and self-admitted computer geeks who came to discuss and learn about the latest advancements in business and technology. continue reading…
posted by Andy Hall on April 4, 2011 8:00 AM
In a recent 7-day period, Jamie Little bungee jumped 800 feet from the top of a Las Vegas hotel and experienced 9 G’s in a flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Such is the life of a self-professed “adrenaline junkie.”
Little, a reporter on ESPN’s coverage of NASCAR, IndyCar and the X Games, also has flown with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, ridden in two small stunt planes and done a parachute jump. She raced motorcycles as a teenager, still enjoys riding dirt bikes and won a celebrity auto race in Long Beach, Calif., a few years ago. continue reading…