Mike Foss

Mike Foss

Senior Vice President, Production

Mike Foss, who joined ESPN in 2017, was promoted to senior vice president, production, in September of 2023. He had been vice president, studio and digital production, since June of 2023.  In this role, he continues to oversee video production, content creation and development across all ESPN digital channels. This includes responsibility for studio/show production and streaming on Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, and the ESPN App.  

In June 2023, Foss expanded his role to include oversight of afternoon studio shows such as The Pat McAfee Show, and all podcasts including ESPN Daily (excluding 30 for 30). In Sept. 2023, he also added signature morning shows Get Up and First Take to his portfolio.

Foss came to ESPN from Fox Sports where he was a vice president and developed content strategy designed to increase audience reach and engagement for FOXSports.com on mobile and social platforms. His first position at ESPN was director, YouTube, and he launched ESPN’s YouTube channels and oversaw their production and strategy.  In 2019, he was promoted to senior director, digital and social video, overseeing video production, content creation and development across all ESPN digital channels.  

A 2010 graduate of George Mason University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications, he joined USA TODAY directly after college as an online producer.  A year later, he was promoted to senior editor.  In 2012, he founded the social news website “For the Win” at USA TODAY and served as managing editor.  He moved to Fox Sports in 2015. That year, he was named to Forbes Magazine‘s “30 Under 30” list. 


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