Tagged: ‘Marcellus Wiley’
posted by Hannah Worster on December 3, 2013 11:22 AM
posted by Dan Quinn on December 2, 2013 1:00 PM
Former heavyweight champion and recent Broadway star Mike Tyson (“Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” his one-man show) visited ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center last Wednesday to be a guest on SportsNation.
“You never know what’s going to happen when you’ve got Mike Tyson on live TV — this was the champ’s second visit to SportsNation this year and he certainly didn’t disappoint,” said SportsNation coordinating producer Wade Beckett. “Tyson is always a fan favorite and took time prior to the show for pictures with the SportsNation audience.” continue reading…
posted by Jennifer Cingari on November 20, 2013 11:30 AM
As seen in the video above, one lucky fan in yesterday’s SportsNation audience took home a customized Seattle Seahawks Edition Xbox One. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson joined co-hosts Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley in ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center to promote the highly anticipated new Xbox One.
If you’re a fan of SportsNation, you probably have noticed the frequent incorporation of video games, consoles and culture into the show. There’s the giveaways, as when each member of the studio audience received a copy of “Call of Duty: Ghosts”; there’s the annual SportsNation/Madden Cover Vote campaign; and once, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley went to E3 2013 to report on the expo’s happenings.
Front Row sat down with Coordinating Producer Whit Albohm to talk about the connection:
SportsNation frequently incorporates the video game industry on the show. Why does it work? continue reading…
posted by Hannah Worster on April 27, 2013 10:30 AM
NEW YORK — The anticipation leading up to the announcement of this year’s Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote winner came to a close Wednesday as fans voted for Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders to grace the cover of the 25th anniversary edition of Madden NFL.
The announcement came during a special primetime showing of SportsNation on ESPN2, live from the Hard Rock Café. The “old school” favorite Sanders beat out “new school” contender and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson with 58 percent of the record-breaking final tally of 40 million votes. continue reading…
posted by Carrie Kreiswirth on April 4, 2013 8:00 AM
ESPN The Magazine’s “Photo Issue,” on newsstands Friday, features “Junior Seau: A Life in Pictures.”
Front Row asked The Magazine’s Senior Writer Dave Fleming and Senior Editor Megan Greenwell for insight on the feature. continue reading…
posted by Joe Walsh on February 8, 2013 1:15 PM
Welcome to another edition of the Fan Central Mailbag. Remember, if you have an ESPN-related question, follow us @ESPN_FanCentral and use #FanCentralMB to tweet your questions. You can also e-mail them to FanCentral@ESPN.com.
Before we dive into your latest batch of questions, here’s a quick schedule update. Baseball Tonight (@ESPN_BBTN) debuts this Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. This season’s Baseball Tonight Goodyear Express Tour starts Monday at the World Champion San Francisco Giants’ spring training site in Scottsdale, Ariz. Baseball Tonight will begin at 3 p.m. the rest of next week. Here’s the full spring training tour schedule.
Now, onto your questions . . .
There was a story on SportsCenter about an email [Baltimore] Ravens coach John Harbaugh received from someone named Mike, who is physically challenged. The story talked about how the team was inspired by the email. Is that story available for me to watch again? — Merle
This is a great story that everyone should watch at least once. A quick summary: 21-year-old Ravens fan Matthew Jeffers, who has Skeletal Dysplasia, sent Harbaugh an inspirational email titled A Reason to Win following the eventual Super Bowl Champion Ravens’ third consecutive loss heading into Week 16 of the season.
When will the NCAA men’s basketball Bubble Watch be available? — Justin continue reading…
posted by Jay Jay Nesheim on February 1, 2013 3:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS — This is the perfect city for an on-location shoot for ESPN2′s quirky afternoon show, SportsNation.
The local crowds and funky vibe of the city add an extra level of excitement to what is already a high-energy show. The Super Bowl also brings many athletes and celebrities to the host city, so guests such as Eli Manning and Bill Romanowski took some time to head to SportsNation’s French Quarter set.
Front Row spent some time chatting with the cast and crew of the show, including host Marcellus Wiley, coordinating producer Whit Albohm, associate producer Danny Corrales and senior project coordinator Jeremy Frankel, to learn what it takes to produce SportsNation on the road.
Video produced by Tonya Malinowski
posted by Josh Krulewitz on January 11, 2013 12:58 PM
Mary Jo Fernandez
Mel Kiper Jr.
Stephen A. Smith
Jeff Van Gundy
Scott Van Pelt
ESPN’s Talent Department, born in 2008, was created to recruit, manage, coach and retain the more than 1,000 commentators the company employs — from TV/radio personnel to digital/print reporters to international staff.
“The realization was that production folks who had worked closest with commentators were understandably focused on producing content,” said Laurie Orlando, Senior Vice President, Talent Planning and Development, who returned to ESPN in ’08 to help start the department.
The talent office has become an important resource and differentiation point for ESPN.
“We have a year-round planning and development strategy, in collaboration with day-to-day production staff and management,” Orlando said. “For each sport, we meet to talk about talent a week or two after a season ends or at a set time for SportsCenter anchors, reporters or radio hosts.
“At those points, we’ll review the season, discuss who we’d like to renew, whose skills we can develop through training [ESPN coaching resources include interviewing, vocal quality, presence/performance] and who from the outside may be available now or in the future to make us better,” she said.
Contract planning also takes into consideration the length of ESPN’s programming rights deals. continue reading…
posted by Jay Jay Nesheim on December 24, 2012 1:47 PM
Colin Cowherd’s final show as a host of SportsNation will air this evening at 6 ET on ESPN2.
Cowherd has been a co-host since the show launched more than three years ago. As the show is moving to Los Angeles with co-hosts Charissa Thompson and Marcellus Wiley, Cowherd will remain at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. headquarters and focus on his nationally syndicated ESPN Radio show.
Front Row caught up with Whit Albohm, SportsNation’s producer, to get his thoughts on Colin’s farewell and the future of the show.
Do you have a favorite Colin moment on SportsNation?
There have been so many funny moments through the years with Colin that it was really hard to narrow it down. Today’s show will highlight the best of the best: from Colin getting pranked by Brock Lesnar to being mocked by Will Ferrell. It will showcase his greatest moments and his favorite clips from the last three-and-a-half years.
Does SportsNation have any type of special “year-end” show planned? continue reading…
posted by David Scott on December 24, 2012 8:49 AM
Tweetback: SportsNation off to LA after Colin Cowherd farewell today; Bowls deliver drama; Megatron and Jerry Rice
Front Row knows you have better things to do all weekend than check your social media feeds, so we do it for you.
Here, from the ESPN PR universe, are some of the Tweets, posts and other commentary you may have missed.
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