Tim Bunnell

Tim Bunnell

Senior Vice President, Programming

Tim Bunnell is a senior vice president, programming at ESPN. He leads the company’s global programming efforts in tennis, golf, soccer, motorsports, and the Olympics, in addition to spearheading ESPN’s programming outside the United States across all sport categories. In addition to his programming responsibilities, he manages ESPN’s relationship with Tencent Digital in China, and serves as a board member on both NBA China and on CTV Specialty in Canada.

Bunnell joined ESPN in 1994 as manager of distribution, Americas.  In 1998, he was promoted to Director, responsible for managing programming relationships with affiliates throughout Latin America and Canada including anchoring the launch of the ESPN Dos network in Mexico. In 2000, Bunnell joined ESPN Internet Group, where he oversaw the launch and development of ESPNdeportes.com and managed the reorganization of ESPNsoccernet.com (now ESPNFC.com). Since 2002 he has directed ESPN’s content acquisitions efforts outside the United States, assuming additional leadership responsibilities in international marketing, production, and ad sales during that time as well.

Prior to joining ESPN, Bunnell worked as field producer for WHDH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston, from 1991-93. Previously, Bunnell was an upper school teacher at the American International School in Vienna, Austria, where he taught courses in modern European history and world literature (1989-91).

A 1987 graduate of Tufts University, he has a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. In 1993, he received his M.A. in International Relations with honors from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is fluent in Spanish.

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