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ESPN has appointed Connor Schell to oversee its content creation across television, digital and print platforms.

ESPN 19 june 2017As EVP of content, Schell adds responsibility for studio and remote production, and digital and print content creation to his duties, which also include heading up ESPN Films, original content, audio and the company’s talent office.

Schell’s stewardship of ESPN Films since its inception led to ESPN’s first-ever Academy Award earlier this year, for OJ: Made in America. He is a multiple Emmy and Peabody award winner for his work as executive producer and co-creator of the acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series. Schell has also served as an executive producer of various projects across The Walt Disney Company in television and film. In his most recent role as SVP and executive producer, ESPN Original Content, Schell has been responsible for the ESPYS, NBA Countdown and The Jump, and opinion-based studio shows including Pardon the Interruption and First Take. Throughout, he and his team have focused on bringing fresh concepts and voices to ESPN’s many screens.

ESPN has always been at the forefront of the creation of exceptional content for sports fans across every platform, and my colleagues are the most creative, collaborative and dedicated people in the industry,” said Schell. “I am very excited about working with this team to build on our legacy of innovation and great storytelling to continue to serve fans in new ways.”