Lee Fitting was named senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s college studio shows in June 2012. A 16-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 for football and basketball as well as College Football Live, BCS Countdown and additional college sports-related studio specials and content.
Fitting joined ESPN in 1996 as part of the company’s rigorous production assistant program and advanced quickly. 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 was named coordinating producer in 2008, but continued to server as a producer as well. During his time with College GameDay, Fitting and his colleagues earned three Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Show Weekly (2008, 2010 & 2011).
A graduate of James Madison University, Fitting earned a bachelor of science in mass communication in 1996. He is a native of Orient, New York (the most-eastern town on Long Island’s North Fork).