Patrick Stiegman

Patrick Stiegman

Vice President and Editorial Director, Global Digital Content

Patrick Stiegman is Vice President and Editorial Director, Global Digital Content, overseeing the development of ESPN’s digital editorial content around the world. Stiegman leads the editorial efforts for all the international editions of, global sport verticals such as and, and coverage of major global events, working closely with ESPN’s international digital product and business teams. The role includes global editorial standards and regional coverage, with oversight of writers, multimedia contributors and designers across multiple languages and markets, including those in Europe, Africa, India, Asia, North and South America.

He has also chaired the ESPN Editorial Board and contributes to ESPN’s cross-platform enterprise, commentary and investigative journalism. Previously, Stiegman was Vice President, Editorial Director, Digital and Print Media, leading content and editorial direction of ESPN’s domestic digital and print properties, managing an award-winning team across and ESPN The Magazine. 

Stiegman joined in April 2004, overseeing premium content and daily sports coverage, and later served as Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of  Prior to joining ESPN, he spent five years as vice president/editor of Journal Interactive, the award-winning Internet division of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he was responsible for editorial, business and strategic development of Journal Communication’s new media initiatives.  He previously held senior management, editing, columnist and reporting roles at several Wisconsin newspapers, wire and online services, including Journal Interactive, the Milwaukee SentinelBadger Plus magazine, the Wisconsin State Journal and both AP and UPI.

Though he only embraced the sport in recent years, Stiegman has become an avid runner, having completed more than 75 half marathons, 15 marathons and two IRONMAN 70.3-mile races since 2012. He ran his first Boston Marathon in 2017, finished the New York City Marathon four times, the Marine Corps Marathon twice, and also ran marathons in Washington DC, Baltimore, Hartford and at Walt Disney World. Overall, he has completed more than 150 road races and counting.

Stiegman is a 1988 honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he was a University Scholar in the UW-Oshkosh Journalism School and minored in communications and political science.