Marissa Cucolo is an innovative, top-performing Emmy Award-Winning Production Leader at ESPN with expertise in project management, production enhancements, and creative graphic integrations. She is a proven leader with the ability to drive fandom by partnering with key stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and organizational leadership. She is known for her ability to masterfully navigate and communicate with on-air talent, new employees, and seasoned executives. Marissa’s attention to detail and approachability are two of her leading personal attributes.
Since 2019, Marissa has found great professional fulfillment in her current role as the Director of Editorial Graphics Production at ESPN. Under Marissa’s leadership, her team consistently executes creative concepts for the highest-rated studio television productions, such as SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, Get Up, and First Take. She has grown and developed a team of twenty-five editorial graphics producers.
Marissa’s goal is to champion creativity using innovative technological solutions to create compelling ideas that inform and captivate viewers. ESPN’s Sales and Marketing team secured new revenue streams because of her efforts. Alongside her technology partners, the graphics team demonstrates the capabilities of the workflow her team manages. Through this demonstration, Apple took notice, and it resulted in a partnership between ESPN and the technology giant.
Prior to overseeing the graphics team, Marissa worked in various roles including working on site for several events as a Production Manager. She handled logistics on-site for over 40 live events, including College Football Playoff, NCAA Women’s Final Four events, Heisman Trophy Presentation, and the NBA Draft.
Marissa has a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication and Corporate Leadership, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications specializing in radio, television, and film from Marist College. Marissa is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, she resides in Connecticut with her spouse and daughter.