Senior Director of Programming and Acquisitions, ESPNU
Dan Margulis is the senior director of programming and acquisitions for ESPNU, scheduling programming and live events for the 24-hour college sports network, in addition to overseeing lacrosse, softball, baseball and regular season Olympic sports across ESPN networks.
In addition, Margulis manages the programming and content for ESPNHS across ESPN networks, is responsible for the development and implementation of ESPNU content over ESPN’s digital platforms and serves as the liaison for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Margulis had previously worked for ESPN and ABC Sports from 1993 to 1999. He joined ESPN as an intern in the programming department. In 1994 he was named programming associate and held various programming positions for the next five years.
Prior to re-joining ESPN in 2006, Margulis worked for the NFL Network as director of programming and acquisitions from 2003-06. He assisted in the launch of the new network and oversaw its programming schedule.
Margulis also worked as director of programming at the YES Network where he was instrumental in scheduling and developing original programming around the network’s launch.
A 1992 graduate of Amherst College with a degree in English, Margulis served as sports director of the school’s radio station, WAMH, where he also handled play-by-play for Amherst football and basketball, and hosted a Sunday night talk show. While at Amherst, he played water polo and was co-captain of the team. In 1993, he received his master’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts.
Margulis is a native of Needham, Mass. and currently works in ESPN’s Charlotte N.C. studios.
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