Director, Programming On-Air Management, ESPN on ABC & Formatting, ESPN
Stephanie Holmes works in the Programming Department, serving as Director of On-Air Management, ESPN on ABC and Formatting. In her role as Director of On-Air Management, she is responsible for the on-air programming, editorial, sales and promotional issues and decisions as defined by domestic programming’s contractual obligations. She works closely with studio and remote production, sales & marketing and promotions as conditions within a live television environment dictate. Stephanie also manages ESPN’s daily relationship with ABC and as Director of Formatting, she oversees a team that is responsible the generation of the commercial formats for 17 domestic and international networks.
Stephanie has been at ESPN for 15 years and participated in the ESPN Mentor/Mentee program for 3 years. Stephanie has been a member of WICT New England since 2007 and joined the board as Communications Chair in 2012. Stephanie was awarded the Extra Mile Award at the 2014 Evening of Excellence for her leadership and development of other women leaders. Just recently, Stephanie was elected as co-chair of ESPN Women; ESPN's internal Employee Resource Group.
Prior to ESPN, Stephanie worked in Columbus, Ohio as the Senior Sports Producer at WSYX/WTTE, the local ABC/FOX affiliate.
Stephanie has a degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She and her husband have three children; Sean, Anna and Ryan.