Vice President, ESPN Audio, Business Operations & Strategy
Scott McCarthy became the vice president of ESPN Audio in January 2020. Since then, McCarthy has led the strategic business direction, including development and distribution, digital, podcasting and marketing and sales, for all of ESPN Audio.
Prior to that, McCarthy was the vice president/general manager, ESPN Los Angeles, overseeing ESPN LA 710, an owned station and affiliate of ESPN Radio. McCarthy joined ESPN in 2011, and under his leadership the station significantly grew its ratings in the Los Angeles market and secured new play-by-play relationships with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Football Club, USC and Los Angeles Angels.
Before arriving at ESPN, McCarthy was the founder and managing partner of Alacon Ventures, a venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco and investing in early-stage digital media companies. From 2004-2007, he served as president of the Game Group at Ziff Davis Media, a consumer-focused media company covering video gaming hardware and software.
McCarthy previously worked for The Walt Disney Company for 12 years, as executive vice president, ABC Radio Networks (2001-2004); senior vice president, ABC Broadcast Group (2000-2001); vice president/general manager, Radio Disney (1996-1999); director of programming, ABC Radio Networks (1994-1995); and assistant to the president, ABC Radio Networks (1992-1993).
McCarthy graduated cum laude with a B.A. in economics from Colorado College in 1987 and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1992.