David Roberts

by Justin Cates
David Roberts
Head of Event & Studio Production

David Roberts is the Head of Event & Studio Production at ESPN, leading the network’s NBA and WNBA production.

In addition to his expansive collection of content responsibilities, Roberts oversees production for all regular-season and playoff games, punctuated by the NBA and WNBA Finals, as well as studio content including NBA Countdown and NBA Today.

In July 2023, Roberts added oversight of a significant portion of ESPN’s industry-leading college sports production to his portfolio, including men’s and women’s basketball and the ACC Network, as well as Formula 1 and special event productions (ESPYS).

In addition to live events, Roberts also leads production for many marquee studio shows including First Take, Get Up, PTI, Around The Horn, ESPN Podcast content and ESPN digital shows.

Previously, Roberts served as vice president, production since 2018 which included oversight of the ESPN Audio network.

Prior to that, he served as general manager of ESPN New York 98.7FM. While at ESPN New York, Roberts led rights negotiations that brought multiyear deals for New York Knicks, Rangers and Jets games to the station.

Roberts earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Wayne State University.

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