Jill Frederickson is the senior coordinating producer in charge of the bureaus at ESPN. The bureau staff provides news and information content for ESPN’s flagship program Sportscenter. Jill is responsible for the 36 people in the bureau, including a coordinating producer, 15 producers, 18 reporters and 2 photographers, who live all over the country and are dispatched as news coverage warrants. She works with show units to determine the producer and reporter assignments and the content of what they will be contributing, whether a report summarizing the day’s events, live shots during breaking news or features.
Prior to taking over the bureaus, Jill oversaw all of ESPN’s event motorsports production, including NASCAR and the IndyCar Series. In addition, she oversaw ESPN’s NASCAR studio production, including NASCAR Now and NASCAR Countdown. While continuing her coordinating producer duties, in 2010 Jill produced the final seven NASCAR Sprint Cup race broadcasts of the season, culminating in the championship event in Homestead, FL. Jill joined ESPN as a coordinating producer in ESPN’s remote production in December 2003 and was promoted to senior coordinating producer in April 2008. Prior to becoming staff at ESPN, Jill was a freelance producer, working predominately for ESPN, producing auto racing, X Games, Great Outdoor Games and College Basketball. She has won multiple Sports Emmy awards, including for her work on NBC’s coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympics as well as the Opening Tease for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 on ABC.
An Indianapolis native, Jill received a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She now resides in West Hartford, CT, with her husband and two young daughters.