Robert Abbott

Robert Abbott

Director

Organization: Hey Abbott! Entertainment

Biography

 

Robert Abbott is a six-time Emmy award winning producer and director with more than three decades of experience. Abbott spent 11 years at ESPN and 14 years at CNN creating award- winning documentaries. His many accolades include a National Headliner Award and an Edward R Murrow award. Abbott spent 11 years at ESPN , from 2001-2012, and during that time was instrumental in creating series like E60 and Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame. He also helped create and oversee the productions of Who’s #1? and The Headlines for ESPN25, the network’s 25th anniversary project. Prior to joining ESPN Abbott spent 14 years at CNN where he produced the award-winning documentaries, Field of Screams, Battle of the Sexes and The Moses Project.

Abbott’s most recent project, Last Days of Knight, is a behind-the-scenes story of CNN Producer Robert Abbott’s investigation into Bob Knight’s Indiana University basketball program. The investigation ultimately led to Bob Knight’s firing after 29 years at IU.  This is his second film for ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series and the first for his company Hey Abbott! Entertainment. Abbott pitched the 30 for 30 film, Catholics vs. Convicts, and was the film’s executive producer in 2016. 

Robert Abbott is a six-time Emmy Award winning producer and director with 30+ years experience in the sports and entertainment industry. This is his second film for ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series and the first for his company Hey Abbott! Entertainment. Abbott pitched the 30 for 30 film, Catholics vs. Convicts, and was the film’s executive producer in 2016. Abbott spent 11 years at ESPN , from 2001-2012, and during that time was instrumental in creating series like E60 and Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame. He also helped create and oversee the productions of Who’s #1? and The Headlines for ESPN25, the network’s 25th anniversary project. Prior to joining ESPN Abbott spent 14 years at CNN where he produced the award-winning documentaries, Field of Screams, Battle of the Sexes and The Moses Project.

Abbott is a graduate of Florida State University and lives in Avon, CT with his wife Jennifer and their three sons.

Robert Abbott is a six-time Emmy Award winning producer and director with 30+ years experience in the sports and entertainment industry. This is his second film for ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series and the first for his company Hey Abbott! Entertainment. Abbott pitched the 30 for 30 film, Catholics vs. Convicts, and was the film’s executive producer in 2016. Abbott spent 11 years at ESPN , from 2001-2012, and during that time was instrumental in creating series like E60 and Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame. He also helped create and oversee the productions of Who’s #1? and The Headlines for ESPN25, the network’s 25th anniversary project. Prior to joining ESPN Abbott spent 14 years at CNN where he produced the award-winning documentaries, Field of Screams, Battle of the Sexes and The Moses Project.

Abbott is a graduate of Florida State University and lives in Avon, CT with his wife Jennifer and their three sons.

 

Robert Abbott is a six-time Emmy Award winning producer and director with 30+ years experience in the sports and entertainment industry. This is his second film for ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series and the first for his company Hey Abbott! Entertainment. Abbott pitched the 30 for 30 film, Catholics vs. Convicts, and was the film’s executive producer in 2016. Abbott spent 11 years at ESPN , from 2001-2012, and during that time was instrumental in creating series like E60 and Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame. He also helped create and oversee the productions of Who’s #1? and The Headlines for ESPN25, the network’s 25th anniversary project. Prior to joining ESPN Abbott spent 14 years at CNN where he produced the award-winning documentaries, Field of Screams, Battle of the Sexes and The Moses Project.

Abbott is a graduate of Florida State University and lives in Avon, CT with his wife Jennifer and their three sons.