Patrick Stiegman is Vice President, Global Digital Content, overseeing the development of ESPN’s editorial content around the world. Stiegman leads the editorial efforts for all the international editions of ESPN.com, global sport verticals and all coverage of major global events, working closely with ESPN’s international digital product and business teams. The role includes global editorial standards and regional coverage, working with editors, writers, multimedia contributors and designers across markets and languages.
He also chairs the ESPN Editorial Board and contributes editorial oversight of all written enterprise, commentary and investigative journalism for ESPN. He reports to John Kosner, Executive Vice President, Digital & Print Media, and Russell Wolff, Managing Director and Executive Vice President of ESPN International. Previously, Stiegman was Vice President, Editorial Director, Digital and Print Media, leading content and editorial direction of ESPN’s domestic digital and print properties, managing an award-winning team across ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.
Stiegman joined ESPN.com in April 2004, overseeing premium content and daily sports coverage, and later served as Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of ESPN.com. Prior to joining ESPN, he spent five years as vice president/editor of Journal Interactive, the award-winning Internet division of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he was responsible for editorial, business and strategic development of Journal Communication’s new media initiatives. He previously held senior management, editing, columnist and reporting roles at several Wisconsin newspapers, wire and online services, including Journal Interactive, the Milwaukee Sentinel, Badger Plus magazine, the Wisconsin State Journal and both AP and UPI.
Though he only embraced the sport in recent years, Stiegman has become an avid runner, having completed more than 50 half marathons and closing in on 10 marathons. He has finished the New York City Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon and the Rock n Roll USA Marathon twice each, and also ran the Baltimore Marathon and the Walt Disney World Marathon. Overall, he has completed more than 100 road races and counting.
Stiegman is a 1988 honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he was a University Scholar in the UW-Oshkosh Journalism School and minored in communications and political science.