ESPN Promotes Stephanie Druley to SVP, Production, College Networks
ESPN production executive Stephanie Druley has been promoted to senior vice president, production college networks, overseeing all creative and editorial content, studio and remote events, and all talent and production personnel for both the recently launched SEC Network and Longhorn Network.
In 2010, as senior coordinating producer, she led the launch of the 24/7 University of Texas channel Longhorn Network which has claimed numerous regional Emmys and industry awards. In March 2011, she was promoted to vice president, production, and in 2013, elevated to vice president, production college networks, setting the creative vision and slate for what became one of the most successful channel launches in cable history – SEC Network.
“Stephanie is one of the most respected executives at our company. Her leadership and expertise are evident in everything she touches including the successful and celebrated rollout of SEC Network and the numerous industry awards she and her teams have collected throughout her career,” says John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, production. “The hallmark of her work whether for NFL, SportsCenter or in the college realm, is producing dynamic, creative and engaging multiplatform content that gives fans the best possible insights and analysis on the sports and issues they care about most.”
Druley, who began at ESPN as a production assistant in 1990, has compiled a resume that has included production oversight of all NFL studio shows for ESPN including the Emmy Award-winning Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL PrimeTime and NFL Live. In addition to managing all content, planning, budgeting and staffing for those programs, Druley was responsible for ESPN’s annual on-site coverage of the Super Bowl. Also of note, in 2006, she spearheaded the popular SportsCenter “My Wish” series.