Drew Esocoff


Year Inducted: 2022

Esocoff, the director of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, begins his 23rd season as the director for an NFL primetime game, and his 17th season directing SNF (he spent six years as director of MNF). A 19-time Emmy Award winner, Esocoff has directed six Super Bowls and has also directed NBC Sports’ Triple Crown horse racing coverage, including the two historic Triple Crown runs in 2015 and 2018. In the 1980s, Esocoff directed many of ESPN’s marquee events, including college basketball and football, hockey, and boxing. He also served as the director for SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight before joining ABC Sports in 1990 where he directed MNF and coverage of the NBA on ABC, including the NBA Finals.