Sep 13, 2016
Stephanie Druley has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Event & Studio Production at ESPN. Previously, Druley oversaw production for ESPN’s college networks, but with the promotion, she will also oversee the entirety of ESPN’s remote production portfolio and ESPN3 for college sports, the NFL and the MLB.
Since 1990, Druley has made her way through the ESPN ranks from a production assistant to creating the annual SportsCenter “My Wish” program and serving as coordinating producer of the three-time Emmy winning program Sunday NFL Countdown.
AWSM President Jenny Dial Creech has a new role at the Houston Chronicle. Creech will be the senior editor and producer of a 48-page sports tab and weekly 30-minute television program titled Texas Sports Nation, along with her regular duties at the Chronicle. Texas Sports Nation is live on Sundays at 11 p.m. on KPRC.
Melissa Hoppert married Michael Scott Lucci on September 3 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. Hoppert previously was a sports editor and reporter for the New York Times but now works as a digital skills editor. More can be found on Hoppert’s wedding in the New York Times.
Laken Litman will join the Indianapolis Star as its Notre Dame beat writer. Laken, who is AWSM’s internship coordinator, spent the past 3 1/2 years with USA TODAY Sports’ For The Win and will be based in South Bend, Ind.
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