Bill Wolff is the Vice President of Studio Programming at ESPN. Previously he was the Executive Producer of ABC Television’s “The View,” and he created, launched, and was the Executive Producer of the Emmy-Award-winning “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, where he was also Vice President of Primetime Programming. In 2002 he created, launched, and produced ESPN’s “Around the Horn.” His work on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” contributed to two Emmy Awards for Best Sports Journalism. Wolff also wrote screenplays professionally, including the original screenplay for 2005’s “Rebound” starring Martin Lawrence.
He is an honors graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in history and was a four-year letterman and two-year co-captain of the men’s varsity water polo team.
Wolff was a single-digit scorer in the intramural league (the Saturday Basketball Association) at Clayton High School in St. Louis, MO. He is a devoted fan of the San Antonio Spurs and calls Steady Buckets “the best thing about New York City.” He, his wife Alison, and son Isaac live in Manhattan.