Michael Shiffman

Michael Shiffman

Senior Vice President, Production

Mike Shiffman, Senior Vice President of Production — a role he was promoted to in May 2021 — oversees all basketball properties, college and professional, across all platforms. As part of his basketball oversight, Shiffman leads production strategy and execution for live events and studio coverage of the NBA on ESPN and ABC, as well as the WNBA and men’s and women’s college basketball. He leads a portfolio of marquee events that includes the NBA Finals on ABC, WNBA Finals, NBA and WNBA Drafts, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, as well as studio shows The Jump, NBA Countdown and College GameDay Covered by State Farm.

He was previously Vice President – Production (Dec. 2018 – May 2021), Vice President – Content Strategy, SportsCenter and News, and Senior Coordinating Producer of Strategic Content and Coverage.

In his previous role, Shiffman oversaw the Digital Domestic Sports Group, the Universal News Desk, the Assignment Desk and the Stats and Information group. Shiffman also directed the Planning and Bureau teams for SportsCenter and coordinated the coverage of all big events that SportsCenter attends.

Before being named Senior Coordinating Producer of Strategic Content and Coverage in 2014, Shiffman, who joined ESPN in September 2000, was Senior Coordinating Producer for SportsCenter, overseeing both the day-to-day and long-term content planning across all editions of the show.

Prior to that, the two-time Sports Emmy Award-winning SportsCenter producer served as the program’s 11 p.m. ET producer (September 2002-June 2006) and coordinating producer (January 2007-June 2008), and as senior coordinating producer for the 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. (July 2008-April 2011) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (April 2011-October 2012) editions. Additionally, he was coordinating producer of NFL Primetime (September 2006-February 2007).

Shiffman was a producer for CNNSI in Atlanta (October 1996-October 1999) and for NBATV in Secaucus, N.J. (October 1999-September 2000) before joining ESPN.

Shiffman, a native of Stamford, Conn., is a 1995 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University.


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