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Executive Profile - Laurie Orlando, ESPN Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Thursday, December 20, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 7:45 AM, under , ,

Laurie Orlando is the Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning at ESPN. This is her profile as published by MSG Media. Created Dec 20, 2007. Last Updated Mar 6, 2008)

Laurie Orlando is Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning at ESPN. In this position, Orlando (pictured left) oversees the newly created Talent Office and the relationships with the on-air personalities who represent the ESPN brand across all multimedia platforms. Orlando is focused on negotiation and facilitation of contracts; identification and recruitment of new talent; and establishing development, communication, coaching and feedback processes. Orlando is based in Bristol, Conn., and reports to Steve Anderson, executive vice president, news, talent & content operations.

Orlando joins ESPN from MSG & Fox Sports New York where she was senior vice president, executive producer. Prior to that, she spent nearly five years at College Sports Television (CSTV) as vice president of programming, original programming and development, and vice president of remote & feature production. She has also held significant production and programming roles at Oxygen Media and Classic Sports Network.

This is the second ESPN stint for Orlando, who worked for ESPN Classic as a coordinating producer in 1999. In her earlier role, Orlando oversaw the development, supervision and execution of all original, documentary and long-form programming, including the Sweet Science documentary series and other critically-acclaimed original programs.

Orlando was graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of science degree in international relations, as well as a bachelor of arts in television and film writing from the University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Orlando started her television career in 1989 as an associate producer with HBO’s Comedy Channel.

Photograph Courtesy of MSG Media.

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