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Chip Dean is such name who has gained name and fame as the most innovative and talented producer in sports along with his teammate Jay Rothman. This Duo has been working together for 25 years and has been contributing to ESPN’s Sunday Night Football game coverage. Besides his identity as a member of the duo, Chip Dean represents himself as Monday Night Football director. His contribution for ESPN has been considered as one of the primary assets of ESPN. Dean has been contributing in creating and managing directors program to encourage and assist the collaboration across all sports categories.
Taking about his early life, Chip Dean was born and raised in Ridgefield Connecticut, United Stated of America. He completed his early education from one of the well-known schools of his home town. From his school days, he started to play football and got into Arizona State University on a football scholarship. He played as a free safety for the football team of Arizona State University, Sun Devils. At Sun Devils he was trained under the legendary coach Frank Kush. Later on, Dean joined Walter Cronkite School of journalism and Mass communication, from where he graduated with science degree in broadcasting in 1977. He was induced with the Cronkite Alumni Hall of Fame, one of his alma mater’s top honors in 2009.
Chip Dean started his professional career from 1979, when he joined ESPN and started to work in the position of a director for SportsCenter in November 1979. During 30th anniversary celebration of ESPN in September 2009, he was acknowledged in a special recognition ceremony as one of 43 original employees who has been working in ESPN from the beginning. Dean tenure at ESPN is mostly remembered for his work his Duo partner Jay Rothman. With the effort of this Duo, ESPN’s Monday Night Football has been emerging as the most-viewed series in cable television history and it has been nominated for a Sports Emmy Award. Duo’s work in ESPN’s Sunday Night Football game has been recognized with the Emmy in the Live Series Category, Sport’s television’s highest honor.
Besides covering NFL, Dean held the position of lead director in between 1997 and 2000 for ABC Sport’s college football telecasts. Dean has also the experience of working as the director of primetime college football telecasts for a decade from 1987 to 1996. He also held the position of lead college basketball director of the network in between 1985 and 2000.
Recognizing his contribution to sports journalism, Chip Dean has been awarded numerous awards. He has bagged three CableACE Awards and four Sports Emmy Awards under various categories.
While gossiping about his personal life, Chip Dean is a married man and he has two daughters and a son. There has been no information on whether he was involved in any relationship before getting married to his current wife. While searching his account on social networking sites, there is no any official account under his name on social networking sites. To get more details of his professional work his biography can be read in the official website of ESPN.