Senior Coordinating Producer, MLB
Veteran producer Phil Orlins is the senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s Major League Baseball property, overseeing all of the network’s game production, including the exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. Orlins transitioned into his MLB role during the summer of 2014 and has made a significant impact, overseeing the implementation of several new initiatives, including K-Zone Live, Sunday from The Seats, Global Game and Jessica Mendoza’s ascension to Sunday Night Baseball.
Orlins had previously worked on Sunday Night Baseball as a producer from 1993 to 2003.
Orlins joined ESPN in 1988 and has produced a variety of ESPN events, including snowboarding and skiing at the Winter X Games (1997-2006), college basketball (1994-96), college football (1993-94, 2004-2005), Wimbledon and the French Open (2004-2005). Orlins also supervised all ESPN 3D productions from 2009-2012, including the X Games. He produced X Games 3D: The Movie which was distributed in 1400 theaters in 2009.
In February 2006, Orlins was named the coordinating producer for the X Games franchise. The 2011 and 2012 Winter X Games were recognized with an Emmy award in the category of Technical Team Remote for the combined 3D and 2D coverage of the event. In 2013, Orlins was promoted to senior coordinating producer, X Games.
Additional industry honors include a Sports Emmy Award for Cal Ripken’s record-breaking game in 1996, and two CableACE Awards for the Jackie Robinson anniversary game and for Sunday Night Baseball, both in 1997.
A native of South Orange, N.J., Orlins graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in TV/Radio.