When Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated, Kevin Merida, is asked about the editorial team for ESPN’s new content initiative exploring the intersections of sports, race and culture, he answers with a glow.
“It’s an incredible staff that inspires me every day. Overall, it’s an amazing, eclectic collection of talent,” says Merida, who, along with managing editor Raina Kelley, has assembled a staff of journalists with wide-ranging experiences for the project.
The highly anticipated ESPN digital platform launched today.
Leading up to The Undefeated’s launch, Front Row caught up with some members of the editorial team who shared their thoughts about the project and what they hope to accomplish.
Read Kevin Merida’s letter from the Editor in Chief.
Kelley Evans, General Editor, The Uplift
“I am thrilled to be part of this project and a member of such a dynamic team. I hope to warm the hearts and souls of our visitors with inspiring stories. I desire to share good news on good people. I want readers to learn with us and laugh with us as we present uplifting news in the community.”