Dan Margulis is the senior director of content strategy and scheduling, overseeing scheduling decisions for all English-language linear networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, SEC Network and Longhorn Network).
He was elevated to his current role in 2015. Margulis previously held the role of senior director of college sports programming, overseeing the scheduling strategy for all studio and event programming associated with the launch of SEC Network, more than 1,000 hours of original content and 800 events annually on ESPNU and managing ESPN high school programming across ESPN networks. His role also included scheduling oversight of ESPN’s Olympic sports programming.
Margulis first 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. He moved to ABC Sports in 1999 to handle the broadcast schedules of college football, Little League, figure skating, the NHL and soccer as the director of sports programming.
From 2001 to 2003, Margulis worked as director of programming at the YES Network where he was instrumental in scheduling and developing original programming around the network’s launch. In 2003 he was hired by the NFL Network as director of programming and acquisitions from 2003-06 to assist in the launch of their new network and oversee the programming schedule. He returned to ESPN in 2006.
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 splits his time between ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. and Charlotte N.C. studios.
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