SPEAKERS > Scott Hecht

Syracuse University
Executive Producer/Director

An industry insider, Scott Hecht boasts more than 30 years of experience in the broadcast production field. He joined the athletic productions department at Syracuse University as the executive producer in July, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading the athletic productions unit, including all ACC Network productions. In July 2018, Hecht’s role expanded to include supervision of the creative services department.

Prior to joining the Syracuse Athletics department, Hecht was the manager of University Productions for the ESPN/SEC Network in Charlotte, NC. His duties included leading, teaching, and mentoring the development of concepts and editorial themes for all ESPN remote productions.

Prior to his role with the ESPN/SEC Network, Hecht was the coordinating director for studio directing for numerous shows including SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, Sports Reporters, Mike and Mike, and The Herd from 2008 through 2013. He joined ESPN in 2006 as the coordinating producer for studio production and worked with the SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight shows.

In 2006, Hecht worked as the senior producer of HRTV Network for nine months after a four-year stint as the producer and director for the San Diego Chargers/KFMB TV, producing and coordinating the Chargers preseason games and regular season pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows from 2002 to 2006.

Hecht has a wide variety of broadcast experience, including as a freelance director of the Colorado Rockies Baseball team on Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain (2004-06), producer/director of the Chargers Preseason Football (1999-2014), lead director of Trackside Live on TVG Network (1999-2006), and as producer of San Diego Padres Baseball (1997-99) and San Diego State University football and baseball (1997-99).

Hecht worked for Cox Communications producing Phoenix Suns basketball, Phoenix Firebirds baseball, Phoenix Roadrunners hockey, and Arizona State University baseball and basketball from 1988 through 1997. Hecht was also chosen as the producer of the world television feed for the 1994 NBA World Basketball Championship in Toronto, Canada.

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