Brian H. Gordon
2013 Outstanding Alumni
Brian H. Gordon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1990 from the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication.
Now living in New York, he currently is the vice president of marketing brand content and distribution working for Van Heusen and IZOD in commercial and marketing campaigns. He works to negotiate multi-million-dollar/multi-platform Van Heusen and IZOD media buys with NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, and ESPN. He previously worked from 2004-2010 as vice president and executive producer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions.
His work in sports began in Texas’s Tech’s College of Media & Communication when he was a student starting in 1985. He worked as a programming and sports director for KTXT-FM, the campus radio station, and as an intern at local ABC, CBS and NBC television stations in Lubbock. He also interned with Texas Tech Sports Information.
He began his professional career as a freelance production assistant beginning in 1988, while he was still in college, for ABC Sports, CBS Sports, ESPN, Jack Nicklaus Productions, John Crowe Productions, and MIZLOU regional sports telecasts.
His freelance work paid off when he was hired as assistant to the producer at ABC Sports. In 1996, he became associate producer at ABC Sports where he was the replay producer for the first-ever Super Bowl High Definition broadcast in 2000.
As associate director of ABC Sports, he won a 2002 Sports Emmy Award for the Monday Night Football Opening tease “The Pitch.” He was named producer with ABC Sports in 2002 after beginning work with the network in 1990 when his work included four Super Bowls, ABC’s College Football, Bowl Championship Series and National Championship games, Indianapolis 500, IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Craftsman Truck Series, ABC’s Wide World of Sports remote and studio programs, Horse Racing’s Triple Crown, the PGA Tour on ABC Sports, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Golf Championships, World and National Figure Skating Championships, and the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba.