Bob Braunlich, VP of ESPN Event Operations, and a 1976 TCOM Alumnus, will speak to Dr. Liggett TCOM4390 class in Olscamp 213 this Wednesday Nov 10 at 4:30 on his career path and work at ESPN. All TCOM students and the public are welcome to attend.
Below is a biography of Braunlich:
At BGSU for Grad School from Fall 1974 to Fall 1978. Masters degree and work towards Doctorate. Extensive work at WBGU radio and WBGU TV, plus was a TA for undergrad TV Production classes. January 1978 to Dec 1981- on the faculty in the Broadcasting Dept at Central Michigan University. Taught classes plus managed two campus radio stations and a campus CATV operation. Started a company with 2 other gentlemen at that time doing industrial and PR oriented video. Also worked for regional CATV company. Packed up and moved from Michigan to NYC in March of 1982. Started at ABC network in April of 1982 as a Production Manager. Did mostly in-house studio type wrap shows for first 2 years, then did field work as a PM for 8 years. Hit over 150 days annually on the road and decided to jump to management side when an opportunity arose. Became a Production Executive at ABC Sports. Involved in the planning and execution of events from idea through completion- Above and below the line. In 2003 became VP of Remote Operations for ABC Sports. In 2006 Disney merged ABC Sports into ESPN. Became a VP in ESPN Event Operations. Now based out of Bristol, Connecticut (ESPN’s headquarters) rather than NYC. Past shows include- 2 Olympics, Pan Am Games from Cuba, Auto Racing, Monday Night Football, 2 SuperBowls, Horse Racing, College Football, Baseball, NYC Marathon, Golf. Present shows under my watch include- College Football, Basketball and Baseball. BCS Bowl Games, College GameDay, Horse Racing, Entertainment events, Golf and any show involving air on ABC.