Jennifer Altarriba joined ESPN in February of 2004 as their first International Assignment Editor, managing the flow of content between the U.S. and the newly launched U.S. Spanish-language network, ESPN Deportes. By 2007, Jennifer was managing what had become the Global Assignment Desk, both curating content for the U.S., and liaising with all of the International SportsCenters. In her role, Jennifer traveled and spearhead the news coverage & logistics for major events including the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2008, 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
In February of 2011, Altarriba joined ESPN’s Remote Operations Department. As the current Sr. Director of Crewing & Resources, her division is responsible for the contract negotiations, scheduling, and payrolling of over 8,000 event employees. This includes coordinating the logistics of more than 4,000 events each year, ranging in properties from Monday Night Football and NCAA Basketball, to NBA and College Football.
Altarriba graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and American Literature. Jennifer’s previous work includes stints with WABC7 in New York, CNN in Havana, Cuba, Ziff-Davis TV, and WB56 in Boston. Jennifer is a member of the 2014 graduating class of Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers (HACR), and is Women In Cable Telecommunications 2015 ‘Leader of Change.’ Originally from Weehawken, New Jersey, Altarriba currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, Adam Jenkins, son, Enrique, and twin girls, London & Sydney.