Coordinating producer Mike Cambareri oversees ACC Network, ESPN’s network devoted to Atlantic Coast Conference sports. Cambareri is a highly respected and accomplished producer who has helped shape ESPN’s coverage for more than 30 years.
Cambareri was named to his current role in July 2023, moving to ACC Network after working on the NFL on ESPN for a majority of his career. Cambareri oversees ACCN’s studio shows – including ACC Huddle, ACC PM, All ACC and Nothing But Net, as well as live event productions. He is responsible for content planning, on camera and behind-the-scenes staffing, and more.
During Cambareri’s first season with ACCN, the network is travelling its signature ACC Huddle and ACC PM football shows to campus sites every week for the first time, expanding its commitment to ACC Football.
A coordinating producer since 2006, Cambareri reshaped ESPN’s NFL analyst schedule and how the team contributes to ESPN shows throughout the day – from SportsCenter :AM, Get Up and First Take through night-time editions of SportsCenter.
For a decade, Cambareri oversaw ESPN’s NFL Free Agency and NFL Draft SportsCenter Specials – both the On the Clock series and the Mel Kiper/Todd McShay Mock Draft series, in addition to serving as coordinating producer for the NFL Draft telecast on ESPN for a decade and overseeing remote productions for all ESPN shows at the NFL Combine for five years.
As coordinating producer, Cambareri helped lead NFL Live from 2012-2020 and was part of the team that launched NFL Insiders in 2013.
Before his promotion to coordinating producer, Cambareri was a New York-based bureau producer for 10 years. He covered Super Bowls, the World Series, NBA Finals, and golf majors like the Masters, Open Championship and PGA Championship – even field producing the famed Budweiser Hot Seat with celebrities the likes of Ben Affleck and Chris Rock.
An ESPN employee for more than three decades, Cambareri has covered 30 Super Bowls as a production assistant, associate producer, bureau producer and coordinating producer. He joined the company after college as a production assistant (1992-94) – originally working on NFL GameDay (now Sunday NFL Countdown) – before being promoted to associate producer (1994), bureau producer (1996) and his eventual coordinating producer role.
Cambareri is a nine-time Sports Emmy winner. In 2006, he received the honor as coordinating producer for Sunday NFL Countdown. He was also part of the Countdown team that received the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award in 2009.
A native of Mount Kisco, N.Y., Cambareri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communications. In college, he was sports editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian student newspaper.