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The moves are designed to fully utilize ESPN’s global technology infrastructure, extensive international digital rights, sophisticated analytics, and unmatched editorial talent covering sports around the world.
ESPN Radio will launch a new weekend lineup beginning Saturday, Jan. 9, highlighted by the debut of espnW’s The Trifecta with Spain, Jane and Kate on ESPN Radio. The program, which will air Saturdays, noon – 3 p.m. ET, will be hosted by espnW writers Kate Fagan, Jane McManus and Sarah Spain as they discuss the latest headlines with a distinct perspective on sports that only espnW can provide.
Today, espnW unveiled its 2015 IMPACT25 list, a who’s who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest mark on women in sports this year – capped by The espnW Woman of the Year, to be chosen by the honorees themselves and announced at the inaugural IMPACT25 Gala on Thursday, Feb. 25, in New York.
espnW has teamed with Marvel Comics to create “super” takes on the 2015 “IMPACT25” list, which recognizes athletes and influencers who have made the biggest mark on women in sports this year – 24 nominees, plus The espnW Woman of the Year. A collection of Marvel artists will utilize their various creative styles to highlight the special talents of the honorees and create a super version of each.
ESPN today announced that Laura Gentile has been promoted to Senior Vice President, espnW and Women’s Initiatives. Gentile’s leadership has been central in building the espnW business over the past five years and, as a result, she will take on a broader role focused on expanding ESPN’s presence in the lives of the many women who love sports. Gentile is the founder of espnW, which launched in Dec. 2010 as a blog. espnW is now a multimedia business encompassing digital, social, television, films and events such as The espnW: Women + Sports Summit.