Jay Rothman, SVP, Broadcast Operations
Jay Rothman is Senior Vice President, Broadcast Operations for the XFL, overseeing all broadcast operations with our partners, administration and game productions including, original programming, studio production and event coverage. Jay will also manage the day-to-day production relationships with network, teams and stadiums.
Prior to joining the XFL, Rothman spent 33 years at ESPN and ABC working in live event and studio production as a Producer, Executive Producer and Vice President. With over 30 years of football experience in college and the NFL, Rothman helped launch Monday Night Football on ESPN in 2006 and produced the weekly primetime NFL game for 14 seasons. Under his direction, the series achieved overwhelming success, becoming the most-watched series in cable television history and was consistently nominated for the Sports Emmy in the Outstanding Live Sports Series category. Before assuming the production reins of MNF, Rothman produced ESPN’s Sunday Night Football for five seasons (2001-05). He also oversaw and produced the network’s annual NFL Draft telecast for almost two decades.
Rothman was a producer for ABC Sports’ college football broadcasts (1997-2000), where he was involved in regular-season coverage, in addition to the Rose, Fiesta and Orange Bowls. During his time with ABC, he produced three National Championship games.
Rothman, who also produced ESPN events while at ABC Sports, has produced a variety of top sporting events including: The Heisman Trophy Presentation, Major League Baseball, FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon, College Basketball, the College World Series, among other specials. He also oversaw production of ESPN’s Arena Football League game telecasts in 2007 and 2008
Rothman received a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Colorado.