Vice President/General Manager, ESPN Los Angeles
Scott McCarthy is vice president/general manager of ESPN Los Angeles, overseeing ESPLA 710AM, an owned station and affiliate of ESPN Radio. McCarthy joined ESPN in 2011, and under his leadership the station has significantly grown its ratings in the Los Angeles market and has secured new play-by-play relationships with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Rams, the Los Angeles Football Club, USC, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Prior to 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 videogaming 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.
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