Vice President, Communications
Diane Lamb serves as vice president, communications, in ESPN’s communications department, overseeing a diverse portfolio including day-to-day Disney Investor and Public Relations communications, media relations, requests for ESPN corporate information and executive messaging.
Lamb also is responsible for all aspects of strategy, media relations and internal promotion for ESPN Audio’s growing business, including studio shows, podcasts, event coverage, local stations and talent.
In 2015, Lamb took on internal and external promotion for ESPN’s corporate citizenship initiatives, adding to her long-time oversight of the company’s environmental initiatives. At the same time, she added leadership of First Take, ESPN2’s weekday morning debate show, communications as well as the newly created presentations group to her portfolio. Highly Questionable, ESPN’s afternoon talk show featuring Dan Le Batard, Bomani Jones and “Papi” also falls under her purview as does the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Lamb also oversees the areas of listings for 29 ESPN networks, fan relations, archives and MediaZone, a web site which provides information to media and fans.
Until 2015, she oversaw all aspects of publicity for espnW, the company’s multiplatform voice for women who love sports.
Promoted to vice president in 2006, she previously served as senior director, corporate information, since 2005.
In 2011, Lamb was presented with the Team ESPN Green Team Pioneer Award for her continuing efforts over the years to make ESPN more environmentally friendly.
Lamb was graduated from Brown University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. She was hired by ESPN communications in 1984 and rose through the ranks, leading ESPN’s publicity for Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. She was promoted to publicist in 1986, to coordinator in 1989, to manager in 1992 and to director in 2001. She had been senior director since 2005.