ESPN is making changes at the executive level for the second December in a row. The biggest news to come out of the 2018 shake up is a promotion for Stephanie Druley. She will now be the Executive Vice President of Event and Studio Production. Ryan Spoon will now oversee content at ESPN.com and Lee Fitting and Michael Shiffman will oversee all football and basketball content respectively.
Druley will work alongside Executive Vice President of Event and Studio Production and Executive Editor Norby Williamson. They will both report to Executive VP of content Connor Schell.
The sport-specific roles are the most interesting result of this most recent shakeup. Fitting and Shiffman will oversee event and studio production at both the college and pro levels of their respective sports. It likely means we will see more similarity in ESPN’s coverage of college football and the NFL and college basketball and the NBA. It could also mean things look uniform across both the linear TV channels and ESPN+.