Judi Cordray

Vice President, ESPN West Coast Production Center

Judi Cordray oversees the day-to-day operations of ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center (LAPC) supporting all programming produced at or remote traffic routed through the facility.

Since the LAPC’s launch in 2009, Cordray has played an instrumental role in expanding the presence of ESPN’s West Coast headquarters, growing production from a single show featuring the 1 a.m. SportsCenter five days a week, to multiple shows including: SportsCenter, SportsNation, Nacion, NBA Countdown, Raza Deportiva and A Los Golpes.

LAPC is also home to ESPNLA and ESPN Deportes, and has aired special event coverage including the ESPYs and the 2015 Special Olympics World GamesIn addition, commercial spots for This is SportsCenter were produced on location, which featured Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Stephen Curry, Brittany Griner and Rob Gronkowski.

Under Cordray’s vision and leadership, LAPC Employees were recently recognized and honored by ESPN Corporate Citizenship and Disney Worldwide Outreach with the 2015 VoluntEAR Team of the Year award for Commitment to Community Service and Volunteerism.   

Cordray came to ESPN from the Disney ABC Media Networks Group where she was vice president, Broadcast Operations & Engineering West Coast operations, overseeing the engineering & IT staff, daytime studio, master control and media center operations.

Cordray served as general manager of ENG (electronic news gathering) Operations for ABC News, Western Region, overseeing multiple bureaus. From conventions to celebrity trials, Cordray played a key role in production planning and facilities coordination of studio and remote operations, serving all platforms of ABC News. During her time there, she led the production planning and facilities coordination for live remote television and in-house technical facilities, supporting programming which included Good Morning America, 20/20, World News Tonight, Primetime, Nightline and ABC News Special Events. Remotes included Super Bowl 2003, Olympics 2003, 2000 Democratic and 1996 Republican Conventions and the 1997 Inauguration.  Cordray has over 25 years of experience at the ABC-TV Network on the West Coast.

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