Chad Millman is Vice President, Editorial Director, Domestic Digital Content, a position he assumed in February 2016. Charged with expanding the scope of ESPN content across the web and mobile platforms, Millman oversees daily editorial content, planning and creation for ESPN.com and the ESPN App. Millman reports to John Kosner, Executive Vice President, ESPN Digital & Print Media.
Millman was previously Editor-in-Chief of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, a dual role he held since March 2014, after serving as EIC of The Magazine since 2011. Under Millman’s leadership The Magazine ascended to No. 1 among U.S. magazine brands, according to an Association of Magazine Media report.
Millman was previously senior deputy editor and held a number of editing positions at The Magazine after arriving as an associate editor in April 1998. He started his career as a reporter for Sports Illustrated and correspondent at CNNSI.
Millman created the gambling beat for ESPN and contributes weekly podcasts and columns, in addition to making regular TV appearances to discuss the culture of sports betting. He has also written or co-authored seven books. His most recent works include the 2010 national best-sellers The Ones Who Hit the Hardest, about the blood feud between the 1970s Steelers and Cowboys, written with Shawn Coyne, and the New York Times best-seller They Call Me Baba Booey, with Gary Dell’Abate. In 2008, he penned with Chuck Liddell Iceman: My Fighting Life,which was also a Times best-seller. In 1998, he left the magazine to write The Odds, about a trio of Vegas bookmakers and wiseguys, and to search for lucrative opportunities during the height of the Internet boom. He returned to the magazine as a contributing editor inSeptember 2001.
After graduating from Indiana University in 1993, the Highland Park, Ill., native moved to Manhattan and quickly found work, first as a reporter for Sports Illustrated and then as a correspondent at CNNSI. During this five-year span before joining ESPN, Millman recalls several memorable moments: being run over by the Green Bay Packers’ Dorsey Levens while covering Super Bowl XXXI from the sideline, watching a woman take on the men on the pro rodeo circuit and accidentally wandering into the aftermath of the bombing at the Atlanta Olympics.