Aaron Katzman

Aaron Katzman

Coordinating Producer

Aaron Katzman is a coordinating producer for ESPN. A nearly 20-year employee, Katzman oversees ESPN’s College Gameday basketball franchise, as well as the NBA Draft telecast and select college sports event productions. He also oversaw studio production for the launch and first four years of the ACC Network.  

Katzman was named to his current role in August 2023, assuming responsibility for ESPN’s popular College GameDay covered by State Farm franchise for both men’s and women’s basketball. He is also responsible for ESPN’s NBA Draft telecast, and event productions for both college soccer and beach volleyball.  

Katzman previously served as coordinating producer for ACC Network, ESPN’s network devoted to Atlantic Coast Conference sports that launched on August 22, 2019. Katzman oversaw all ACCN studio shows, staffing, talent acquisition and more, including on-site coverage of special events like the ACC Football Championship, the Final Four, and the final home game for Hall of Fame Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. 

Prior to his role with ACCN, Katzman produced ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm,the College Football Playoff: Top 25 show and ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot (football), where he won three Emmy Awards for Best Studio Weekly Show. 

Katzman, who began his career at ESPN in 2005 as a production assistant, has also worked on ESPN’s coverage of major golf championships, including The Masters, US Open, The Open Championship and Ryder Cup.  

In August 2022, Katzman was named to The Athletic’s inaugural College Sports 40 Under 40 list, recognizing the young coaches, players, execs and influencers changing the game. 

A St. Louis native, Katzman holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a law degree from Quinnipiac Law School. 

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