ESPN's The Undefeated
Sharon Matthews currently serves as Director of Video Production, for The Undefeated, ESPN's multimedia platform covering the intersection between race, sports and culture. In the last nine-years, she has directed and produced ESPN's Black History Month coverage ranging from shows like "Rise Up" featuring Grammy nominated artist Andra Day to "The N-word" special with accomplished artist Common, shot at the 16th street Baptist Church to Dear Black Athlete shot in Birmingham, Alabama, and now this year she developed the concept, "Unapologetic" a thought-provoking program highlighting the challenges and achievements of black female athletes.
During her nine-year tenure at ESPN, she became a 2-time Emmy Award winning Producer and receipt of the Ed Murrow Award in Outstanding Journalism for her work in "Running for His Life". She holds 5-Gold Medals including a Grand Festival Award from the New York Film Festival, Headliner awards and most recently, NLGJA award for Excellence in Journalism for her work in ESPN's series, "We the Fans".
Prior to Sharon's time at the World Wide Leader she was a Producer for NBA TV Canada where she oversaw, produced NBA Magazine shows and covered such events as NBA All-Star games in Denver, Houston and New Orleans. She also travelled to Afghanistan and produced five documentaries for the network, her first was on High school sensation Lebron James.
Born in Canada, she graduated from York University in Toronto, Canada with double majors in Mass Communications and Human Behavior. She met her husband Marcus Matthews while interviewing for at ESPN. She currently resides in Clinton, MD with Marcus Matthews a graduate of Howard University and Social Media Manager for The Undefeated.