Vice President, Production - ESPN Features
José Morales, who joined ESPN in 2004, leads the planning, direction, and management of original content for ESPN Features, the award- winning group that produces content for multiple ESPN programs and platforms including College GameDay, SportsCenter, NFL Sunday Countdown, SC Featured and more. He was named Senior Coordinating Producer in September of 2019.
Morales joined ESPN in January of 2004 as associate producer in studio production, where he produced features for SportsCenter and College Gameday. In 2007, he was promoted to Feature Producer and began producing studio and event features, teases, documentaries and other pieces of original content, for a wide variety of shows and sports.
In 2011, he was promoted to senior producer and joined the ESPN Features management team that oversaw 500 plus elements of original content for a variety of ESPN platforms. At the time, he maintained a dual role as a producer and continued to field produce long form content.
In 2013, Morales transitioned to coordinating producer and maintained the roles he previously held as a senior producer. With his promotion in 2019 to Senior Coordinating Producer, he assumed full day-to-day oversight of the Features Unit.
Morales has won numerous awards including Sports Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards most notably winning the Murrow for “Best News Documentary” in 2013 for the SC Featured film “Carry On.”
He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences.