There are numerous staffs behind the success of any networks or channel. ESPN has always been prominent name when it comes to sports news and event broadcasters. Behind this success of ESPN, there are numerous staffs working day and night. Among them, Eleanor “Nell” Devane is such a name who has been serving ESPN in their legal aspects since 1997. Though her role has been vital in ESPN as she has been advising ESPN in legal aspects for more than 20 years, her name has not yet come out in media.


Talking about her early life, there is not much more information on where she was born and how she spent her childhood days. Eleanor Devane completed her high school education from one of the prominent school in her hometown. Law has always been her best subject and she had been dreaming of becoming successful attorney and looking after legal aspect of corporate houses. Having sharp mind, she has been able to complete her higher study from a prestigious university. She did her bachelor's of arts from Yale college in 1986. In earned her bachelor's with honors and distinction in major, in English literature. After completing her bachelor's, she was accepted to Ivy league college Columbia University, where she earned masters of arts in English literature in 1989.

Having a background in English literature, her presentation skills and speaking skills were brilliant. As she had been dreaming of pursuing her career in Law, in 993, she earned her law degree from Yale Law School and came out as a highly qualified lawyer. Since then she has served various corporate houses in their legal aspects.

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Eleanor Devane started her career from Connecticut law firm Wiggin and Dana, where she had a broad transactional and intellectual property practice. She served ESPN on their real estate matters and land use matters during the development of burgeoning in Bristol Conn. In 1997, she started to work in newly created counsel position in ESPN. During her tenure in ESPN, she worked on numerous projects including: Sports Century Millennial project. In the meantime, she returned to private practice at law firm Tyler, Cooper, and Alcorn and returned to ESPN. Her advises have always been vital in corporate and real estate matters of ESPN. She has also experienced working as an assistant general counsel after return from private practice. Her working areas included the creation of ESPN’s first European networks.

Nell Devane has played a key role in the negotiation of agreements related to production and technology, remote production, engineering and various technical operations. She has handled various sports programming, development, real estate acquisition and has gained name and fame as the higher level attorney of ESPN.


Digging her personal life, there is no any significant information about her personal life. Being busy on her profession, Eleanor Devane never gets time to speak about such things in media and she does not give much priority to those things. Being a higher level attorney she might have been earning good money from ESPN but again there is no any authenticate information about her earnings and net worth. She has not signed up into any social networking site except LinkedIn.