Jill Frederickson is the Vice Presdient in charge of Editorial Operations at ESPN. She oversees the Universal News Group, assignment desk and talent producers. In this role, Jill manages the central nerve system of ESPN’s journalistic decision-making, communication and logistics. Her groups support ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter and other studio shows, sporting events and digital platforms.
Prior to overseeing Editorial Operations, Jill spent three years managing ESPN’s Bureaus, made up of producers and reporters who provide news and information coverage for all studio shows. Before she joined ESPN’s newsgathering efforts, Jill led all of ESPN’s event motorsports production, including NASCAR and the IndyCar Series. In addition, she oversaw ESPN’s NASCAR studio production, including NASCAR Now and NASCAR Countdown. While continuing her coordinating producer duties, in 2010 Jill produced the final seven NASCAR Sprint Cup race broadcasts of the season, culminating in the championship event in Homestead, FL. Jill joined ESPN as a coordinating producer in ESPN’s remote production in December 2003 and was promoted to senior coordinating producer in April 2008. Prior to becoming staff at ESPN, Jill was a freelance producer, working predominately for ESPN, producing auto racing, X Games, Great Outdoor Games and College Basketball. She 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. Jill is a Class XXIV graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and was a mentor in the 2014 Global Sports Mentoring Program.
An Indianapolis native, Jill received a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She now resides in West Hartford, CT, with her husband and two young daughters.