SR. VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF NEWS
Vince Doria is ESPN’s senior vice president and director of news, responsible for newsgathering efforts across the company’s different production areas – including studio, remote, radio and international. Cross-platform newsgathering efforts were unified under Doria in 2007. His role includes oversight of news content on SportsCenter, Outside The Lines, E:60 and more. He guides ESPN’s enterprise unit, news editors, production staff and reporters on breaking news coverage, long-form journalism and much more. He returned to ESPN’s news and information department in October 2000 after two years as executive producer, ESPN Classic, overseeing production for the network.
In 2003, Doria launched Outside the Lines Nightly, a daily version of ESPN’s long-running, award-winning news enterprise series (has since become Outside The Lines: First Report).
Prior to ESPN Classic, Doria was assistant managing editor and news director for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, where he played a major role in the launch of ESPN2 in October 1993 and the launch of ESPNEWS in November 1996. He also oversaw the networks’ newsgathering operation and served as the liaison with ESPN The Magazine.
He had been ESPN2’s managing editor, responsible for the daily operation of ESPN2’s SportsNight and the network’s studio shows. Doria joined ESPN in April 1992 as coordinator, special projects, and was involved in the launch of the ESPYs Awards.
During his time at ESPN, Doria has been the recipient of 27 Emmys, for his involvement with SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, and a number of news enterprise projects.
From 1989 to 1991, Doria was the executive editor of The National Sports Daily. Prior to joining The National, Doria was an assistant managing editor at the Boston Globe, directing both the sports and photo departments. He joined the Globe in 1975, first working as an assistant sports editor, then as sports editor (1978), before being named assistant managing editor in 1982. During his tenure in the sports department, the Globe sports section was cited consistently by the Associated Press Sports Editors as among the best in the country.
Previously, Doria was an assistant sports editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and also worked for the Columbus (Ohio) Citizen-Journal and the Ashtabula (Ohio) Star-Beacon.
In addition, Doria has given frequent seminars and led panel discussions at the American Press Institute in Washington, the Poynter Institute inSt. Petersburg,Fla., and for the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE). He is also former president of APSE, the national professional organization for sports editors, and has chaired several committees for the group.
A native ofYoungstown,Ohio, Doria graduated fromOhioStateUniversityin 1970 with a bachelor of arts in journalism.