Drew Gallagher joined ESPN in 2000, and is currently a coordinating producer. He oversees production of ESPN NFL shows, including Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli, NFL Primetime, and the recent Toy Story: Funday Football, as well as the NFL Draft on ESPN.
From 2014 to 2023, Gallagher oversaw college sports studio shows, including College GameDay (football and basketball), College Football Playoff Top 25 Rankings Show, College Football Live, and the NFL Draft on ABC.
Gallagher’s 20+ year career at ESPN began as a production assistant, working primarily on NHL 2 Night – cutting highlights, features, and producing graphics. From 2002 – 2007, he served as an associate producer, producing features, teases, and segments for ESPN studio shows, including Sunday NFL Countdown and NASCAR. Focusing more on features, Gallagher was a features producer (2007 – 2011), working on short and long form features for all ESPN studio shows. In 2011, he moved into a new role as a features manager, where he oversaw production of ESPN features, specifically for College GameDay.
Gallagher’s work has been recognized by a number of industry-wide organizations, including several Sports Emmys, the Edward R. Murrow Award, a Gold Medal from the New York Festivals (“My Wish”), and a Gracie Award (“Mighty Macs”).
Prior to joining ESPN, he was a special projects coordinator for the New England Sports Network (NESN).
A native of Media, PA, Gallagher is a graduate of Boston College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications and history.
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