Phil Orlins

ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer for MLB

Veteran producer Phil Orlins is the senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s Major League Baseball property, overseeing all of the network’s game production, including the exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. Orlins transitioned into his MLB role during the summer of 2014 and has made a significant impact, overseeing the implementation of several new initiatives, including K-Zone Live, Sunday from The Seats, Global Game, and Jessica Mendoza’s ascension to Sunday Night Baseball.

Orlins had previously worked on ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage from 1990 to 2003 where he produced the Sports Emmy Award winning production of Cal Ripken’s record-breaking game in 1996. He also produced Sunday Night Baseball from 1994 to 2003. Orlins joined ESPN in 1988 and has produced a variety of ESPN events, including snowboarding and skiing at the Winter X Games (1997-2006), college basketball (1994-96), college football (1993-94, 2004-2005), Wimbledon, and the French Open (2004-2005). In February 2006, Orlins was named the coordinating producer for the X Games franchise. The 2011 and 2012 Winter X Games were recognized with an Emmy award in the category of Technical Team Remote for the combined 3D and 2D coverage of the event. In 2013, Orlins was promoted to senior coordinating producer, X Games.

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