Emmy award-winning ESPN director dies at age 42 while at NCAA baseball tournament

It was announced on Sunday that Kyle Brown, a 42-year-old director, a 16-year employee of ESPN, had passed away the day before due to a medical emergency he sustained while working at the NCAA Baseball Super Regional tournament in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

He was described in a statement by ESPN as a “highly accomplished” production team member who had won two Sports Emmy Awards, and a former pitcher for Ohio State. He also had experience in broadcasting baseball, basketball, Monday Night Football, and college football.

Brown is survived by his wife Megan and their four children: Makayla (14), Carson (11), Camden (9), and Madyn (6), as well as a beloved pet, Rookie. ESPN included its understanding and appreciation in their statement, which also noted that “he will be truly missed.”

During the Sunday NCAA baseball coverage, news reporter Kris Budden paid tribute to Brown.