Lee Fitting was named senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s college studio shows in June 2012 and added oversight of college basketball remote production in 2015. A 20-year veteran of ESPN production, he is charged with overseeing the strategic direction, staffing and day-to-day planning for the company’s flagship college studio show College GameDay (football and basketball) as well as College Football Live, College Football Playoff: Top 25 and other college sports-related studio specials and content as well as all college basketball games.
Fitting joined ESPN in 1996 as part of the company’s rigorous production assistant program and never looked back. He steadily increased his responsibilities throughout the years working on such properties as SportsCenter and golf’s major championships. In 2000, he became an associate producer for College GameDay. Two years later, he was promoted to feature producer for SportsCenter and College GameDay. In 2004, Fitting was named producer for College GameDay (football and basketball). He stayed with the show and added more oversight while still line producing after being named coordinating producer in 2008. During his time with College GameDay, Fitting and his colleagues have earned six Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Show Weekly (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016).
A graduate of James Madison University, Fitting earned a B.S. in mass communication in 1996. He is a native of Orient, New York (the most eastern town on Long Island).