Seth Markman is a senior coordinating producer in ESPN’s production department. He oversees all NFL studio shows for ESPN, including the Emmy Award-winning Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Insiders, NFL Live, NFL PrimeTime, Fantasy Football Now and Fantasy Football Kickoff. Starting in the 2017 season, Markman will oversee ESPN’s MLB studio show Baseball Tonight.
In addition to managing all content, planning, budgeting and staffing for these programs, Markman is responsible for ESPN’s annual on-site coverage of the Super Bowl, as well as ESPN’s coverage of the annual NFL Draft and Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies.
Markman was promoted to his current role in March 2011. During the four seasons prior to that, he was senior coordinating producer with oversight of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown and NFL Live. His leadership played an integral role in Monday Night Countdown’s first-ever Sports Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Weekly Studio Show category in 2008.
Markman has earned five Sports Emmy awards in his career. He joined ESPN in June 1993 as a production assistant and was subsequently promoted to associate producer (1995-96), highlights supervisor (1996-98), producer (1998-2002), coordinating producer (2002-07), and was named a senior coordinating in the summer of 2007.
A native of Hightstown, N.J., Markman is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism and history in 1993.