ESPN Promotes Jill Frederickson '92 to VP of SportsCenter & News Editorial Operations
April 29, 2016
Jill Frederickson, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president, SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN, where she has worked since 2003. She was previously senior coordinating producer, SportsCenter and news editorial operations.
In her new role, Frederickson "oversees the news desk, assignment desk and event news team as well as the talent producer unit. She manages the central nerve system of ESPN’s journalistic decision-making, editorial communication and logistics. Her groups support ESPN’s flagship program, SportsCenter, and other studio shows, sporting events and digital platforms."
The network notes, "She helped create ESPN’s Universal News Group, which launched in 2015 and was established to foster increased communication between ESPN platforms. She also has played a large role in developing new and more efficient ways for ESPN to use technology to distribute information and video from the field."
Frederickson, who was a philosophy and religion major and Rector Scholar at DePauw, has previously overseen ESPN's bureaus. Before she joined the network's newsgathering efforts, she led all of ESPN’s event motorsports production, including NASCAR and the IndyCar Series. She also had a wide range of experiences as a freelance producer and has won multiple Sports Emmy Awards, including for her work on NBC’s coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics as well as the opening tease for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 on ABC.
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