About Brendan

Brendan Gillen is a writer living in Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in The Molotov CocktailCorvus Review(b)OINKFlash Fiction Magazine and elsewhere. He is an MFA candidate at the City College of New York and is at work on his first novel.


As a writer/producer at Boomshot, Brendan has developed content for Condé Nast, BBC, the U.S. Open, Resy and Anheuser Busch. Before joining Boomshot, he developed his creative and storytelling capabilities at ESPN, producing original content for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the NBA on ESPN, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, Grantland, Monday Night Football, and others.


His work has received attention in the New York Times, Mashable, the Washington Post, USA Today’s “For the Win,” SportsIllustrated.com, the Huffington Post and People.com, among others. He earned a Sports Emmy for his work on the campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN.

Awards & Recognition


Boomshot New York

Writer/Producer (2016 - Present)

ESPN New York

Associate Director (2015 - 2016)

Manager (2014 - 2015)

Associate Manager (2012 - 2014)

Coordinator (2010 - 2012)


Sacks & Co. New York

Publicist (2008 - 2010)

Associate Publicist (2006 - 2008)


University of Virginia

B.S. in Commerce with Distinction; Marketing

2002 - 2006