Today, ESPN executives are featured on the cover of CableFax Magazine’s Most Powerful Women issue and were honored for their inclusion on the CableFax Most Powerful Women list at a luncheon in New York City.
ESPN President John Skipper attended, along with ESPN anchor and host Hannah Storm, and many ESPN women and senior executives who came out to support the event.
Patricia Betron, Christine Driessen, Rosalyn Durant, Marina Escobar, Lori LeBas, Jodi Markley, Diane Morse, Alison Overholt and Wanda Young are the nine women recognized by CableFax as representatives of ESPN’s leadership position in the industry. These women are breaking new ground in technology, making key strategic business decisions, pivotal players in negotiations, and women who produce ESPN shows and decide what appears in ESPN The Magazine.
ESPN has made great strides in placing women in influential roles both in business and on air. The company has received accolades recently with Doris Burke being named the first-ever female to become a full-time NBA game analyst and Beth Mowins the first woman to call a regular-season NFL game since 1987. But now it’s time to shine a light on the women who help run the company.
To celebrate these women, Front Row will feature each honoree in a video interview series over the next week.
In the video above, Driessen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and ESPN’s most tenured senior level executive, offers her perspective on the CableFax acclaim. CableFax Editorial Director Amy Maclean explains why ESPN women were chosen for the cover (see video below).
Shelby L. Lacy and Jon McLeod produced these videos.