Lee Fitting

Vice President, College Sports

Lee Fitting was named vice president, college sports in the summer of 2017. With the promotion, Fitting added oversight of the SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ACC Network and ESPNU to his already-burgeoning portfolio. A veteran of ESPN production for over 20 years, he is now charged with overseeing all college sports studio and remote production across all of ESPN’s college networks.

Leading into the 2016 football season, Fitting produced his last episode of the company’s flagship college studio show College GameDay and continues to have executive oversight of the show (football and basketball), as well as College Football Live, College Football Playoff: Top 25 and other college sports-related studio specials and content. Fitting was the senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s college studio shows in June 2012 and added oversight of college basketball remote production in 2015.

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).