ESPN Appoints Marcia Keegan as VP, National Radio Programming and Production
Marcia Keegan, who has a wide variety of production and strategic planning experience, has been named vice president, national radio programming and production. In this role, she oversees all talk programming content on the ESPN Radio national network. National shows include Golic and Wingo, The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, The Ryen Russillo Show, The Right Time with Bomani Jones and Jalen & Jacoby. Keegan retains responsibility for ESPN’s packaged show productions – the unit that handles approximately 1000 hours of programming produced by outside vendors.
Keegan received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Union College and received her law degree from Cornell University. From 1989-1997 and from 1999-2005, Keegan worked at the Hartford law firm Wiggin and Dana where, in part, she served as outside counsel for ESPN, advising and representing it on a wide spectrum of employment issues.
From 1997-1999, she was director of employment services at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. Keegan has held a variety of positions throughout her ESPN career. She first worked for ESPN from 1982-1986 in network operations, as a day of air coordinator and later as a network operations and traffic coordinator. She rejoined the company in 2005 as a member of the human resources department and was named vice president, production in 2007.
Keegan reports to Traug Keller, senior vice president, ESPN business divisions, and is based at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn. “I’m so happy to welcome Marcia to the ESPN Audio team,” says Keller. Her new perspective, strategic thinking and creativity strengthen an already formidable ESPN Audio talk programming lineup.”
“I am really excited about this opportunity to work with the ESPN Radio team. I have always enjoyed tackling new career challenges and as I dig in, learn about the business and the people, I look forward to leading ESPN Radio to ever stronger results” says Keegan.
Keegan’s fingerprints can be found on many of ESPN and ESPN2’s daytime studio shows including His & Hers (2014 – 2016) and SportsNation. Keegan was instrumental in the development of First Take from a morning talk show into a debate show. She also played a pivotal role in evolving Mike & Mike into a quality audio and visual experience.