Dan Silver has been named executive producer of digital for ABC News, the network announced Wednesday.
At ABC, he’ll oversee the digital editorial team and help establish the network’s editorial vision digitally across platforms.
Silver joins from ESPN Films, where he was a key producer on the Peabody Award and Emmy winning series “30 for 30.” He also worked on “30 for 30 Shorts,” the “Nine for IX Shorts” series and FiveThirtyEight.com’s two original short form documentary series, “Signals” and “The Collectors.”
“Dan has a keen sense for the heart of a story and a deep understanding for how people consume content online,” ABC News president James Goldston said.
Read Goldston’s full memo below.
I’m pleased to announce that Dan Silver is joining ABC News as Executive Producer of ABC News Digital.
Dan will oversee the digital editorial team and will work closely with Colby and Subrata as we create, produce and develop new forms of storytelling that enhance our world-class journalism and further engage our growing digital audience. Dan will also work closely with Tom to establish an overall editorial vision for digital content across our platforms.
An Emmy award-winning producer and master storyteller, Dan has a keen sense for the heart of a story and a deep understanding for how people consume content online. He joins us from ESPN Films where he has worked on nearly every content format conceivable – short-form, long-form, digital, broadcast and film.
Dan was integral to the critically acclaimed Peabody Award and Emmy winning series 30 for 30. He oversaw the development and production of many influential documentaries that tackled cultural stories through the lens of sports, including The Two Escobars, Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, Once Brothers, Silly Little Game, and The Hawaiian.
During his 8 years at ESPN, Dan worked closely with the digital teams and managed the development and production of various original digital series, including 30 for 30 Shorts, the Nine for IX Shorts series, and FiveThirtyEight.com’s two original short form documentary series, Signals and The Collectors.
Growing up, Dan was obsessed with three things: sports, movies, and TV. Not much has changed since then. He is a passionate New York Yankees fan, a Star Wars and Marvel memorabilia aficionado, and an avid viewer of the BBC’s Sherlock.
As we expand ABC News Digital content–from GoStreams to Digital Originals to Deep Dives–across desktop, social, mobile, and connected devices, I’m confident Dan will be a terrific addition to our talented digital team and help us advance new forms of storytelling and connect with even greater audiences.
Please join me in welcoming Dan to ABC News.