Senior Vice President, Production & Sports/Executive Producer, USA Sports
Gordon Beck joined USA Network in 1980 as an associate producer. He was promoted to producer the following year and began producing many of USA Sports' live events. Beck currently serves as the Network's senior vice president, production and sports and executive producer for coverage of the US Open Tennis Championships.
Beck is responsible for all of USA Network's sports programming and presides over events including the US Open Tennis Championships, PGA TOUR Golf, The Masters, The Ryder Cup, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and USA's groundbreaking "pre-game" golf show, PGA TOUR Sunday. He also oversaw the productions of the 2000 Primetime Emmy-nominated Eco-Challenge (2000-2002), French Open Tennis Championships (1994-2001), and The Iditarod (1999-2001), as well as selected figure skating events and numerous other sports specials.
Beck produced his first US Open broadcast in 1984 after serving four years as producer of USA Sports' full tennis schedule. In 1985, he was promoted to senior producer and directed the consolidation of USA Network's entertainment and sports production departments.
In 1987, Beck became USA Sports' executive producer and added the title of vice president in 1990. He spearheaded the international undertaking of the World of American Football in 1991 and 1992, and earned USA Network a Sports Emmy Award for technical achievement with the HelmetCam. An integral part of USA Network, Beck also has had a major impact on the world of sports television by helping launch the broadcast careers of notable personalities such as John McEnroe and Boomer Esiason.
Prior to joining USA Network, Beck worked as an independent filmmaker and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. He is an avid sailor who resides in Larchmont, New York with his wife, Lili, and their three children.