Vice President, Production
Seth Markman is a vice president of production for ESPN. He oversees all college football and NFL studio shows, including the 11-time Emmy Award-winning College GameDay, College Football Live, the CFP Rankings show, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Live and NFL PrimeTime.
In addition to managing content, planning, budgeting and staffing for college football and NFL programs, Markman is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s annual presentation of the NFL Draft on ESPN and ABC as well as coverage of the Super Bowl and Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies.
Markman has been instrumental in helping ESPN attract top experts to its football commentator rosters. Some of his most important hires include Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick, and Countdown analysts Tedy Bruschi, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Rex Ryan.
Markman has overseen all ESPN NFL studio shows since March 2011. He added college football responsibilities in December 2018. Prior to his current role, Markman was senior coordinating producer of Monday Night Countdown and NFL Live from 2007-2010. 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 and again in 2018.
In addition to his leadership on year-round football programming, Markman oversaw ESPN’s MLB studio production, including Baseball Tonight and on-site coverage of major events like the All-Star Game and World Series from 2017-18.
Markman has earned six Sports Emmy awards in his career. He joined ESPN in June 1993 as a production assistant and was promoted to associate producer (1995-96), highlights supervisor (1996-98), producer (1998-2002), coordinating producer (2002-07) and senior coordinating producer (2007-18) before being elevated to his current vice president position in October 2018.
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.