ESPN names Phil Dean new "Monday Night Football" producer
May 1, 2020
ESPN has named Phil Dean as its new producer for "Monday Night Football" beginning with the upcoming season.
Dean has been with the network since 1992. He has been the lead college basketball producer for 12 years and has produced the Women's Final Four since 1995. He also has produced ESPN's Saturday night college football games.
Dean will work alongside Jimmy Platt, who was named MNF's new director in 2019. Stephanie Druley, ESPN's vice president of production, said it was important to stagger the producer and director moves in order to keep a sense of continuity with a large crew.