Marcia Keegan, an attorney who rejoined ESPN in 2005 in the human resources department, has served as vice president, production since 2007.
In this multi-faceted position, Keegan participates in the strategic planning and development activities of the Production department in order to maximize content distribution across ESPN platforms. Responsibilities include the oversight of ESPN’s strategy for migrating Studio brands to new platforms, including incorporating the SportsCenter brand within the local ESPN.com websites. She also oversees the unit responsible for handling the approximately 1000 hours of programming produced by outside vendors that airs across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. In 2010, Keegan took on responsibility for daytime programming on ESPN and ESPN2. This includes Mike and Mike, First Take, Around The Horn, Pardon The Interruption, Best of Mike and Mike and Outside The Lines. Aligning these programs with Keegan’s prior portfolio of SportsNation and ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC brings a consistency to ESPN’s daytime line-up.
Since 2005, Keegan had been a senior director in ESPN’s human resources department, as the primary point of contact for assigned business leaders and employees in the content division.
From 1989-1997 and from 1999-2005, Keegan worked at the Hartford law firm Wiggin and Dana where, in part, she served as outside counsel for ESPN, advising and representing it on a wide spectrum of employment issues. In her first stint there as an associate, and later as counsel, she also advised and represented ESPN and other employers in administrative matters at various state and federal agencies.
From 1997-1999, Keegan was director of employment services at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), responsible for counseling member companies regarding new developments in employment law and regulation.
Keegan first worked for ESPN 1982-1986 in network operations, as a day of air coordinator and later as a network operations and traffic coordinator.
Keegan received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Union College in 1982 and received her law degree from Cornell University.