ESPN’s Joan Lynch Named Vice President, Content Development Production
Joan Lynch will add the title of vice president, content development
production, to her existing role as executive producer for ESPN Content Development.
Lynch will be responsible for directing the department’s production arm,
including the media packaging unit. The promotion is in line with several
previously announced moves within the newly named unit aimed at providing the
entire company and its many businesses with more nimble, versatile content.
visions for the department, passion for sports and natural leadership skills
have resulted in significant milestones for ESPN’s creative content. With her
at the helm of our production arm, I’m confident that ESPN Content Development
is well-positioned to serve its new charge,” said Keith Clinkscales, ESPN senior
vice president, content development and enterprises.
added oversight will encompass in-show content development, budget and the
production of scripted and unscripted programming with crossover platform
content applications. Also, she will steer the unit’s strategy for
branded entertainment while retaining her executive producer duties for developed
scripted and unscripted programming. Current projects include Varsity Inc.,
Madden Nation 3, The Contender, The 2007 World Series of Poker and the
development of a possible New Year’s Eve special and an animated series.
joined the department in June 2005 as a coordinating producer where she oversaw
the creative execution of a variety of projects including reality shows (Knight
School and Bound for Glory), competitions (The World Series of Poker and ESPNU
Summer House), and game shows (Stump the Schwab), as well as the network’s
successful Block Party summer programs including City Slam, It’s the Shoes, Two
Live Stews and Streetball. She was named executive producer for the department
spent the majority of her career with ABC News in varying capacities, she
developed new programming for ABC News’ digital media group where she earned a
2004 Standard of Excellence WebAward for her efforts. From 2002-04, Lynch
served as manager/executive producer for ABC News Live after a stint with Yahoo
as chief of
operations and video feeds (2000-02). Starting in 1994, Lynch worked her
way through the production ranks at ABC NewsOne, culminating in the field operations
producer post from 1996-2000. She is a graduate of