Skip to main content

ESPN Debuts Coronavirus PSA

ESPN Monday released a new public service announcement spot surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

The #oneteam PSA features 24 ESPN personalities speaking from home and encourages sports fans to remain vigilant in light of the coronavirus outbreak, including practicing social distancing, checking on each other and supporting the health care providers on the front line, according to network officials. 

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.