Sr. Director, Management Operations ESPN
Miranda Thorpe is the Senior Director in Management Operations at ESPN. She is responsible for overseeing the Production Management team, a group of nearly 40 people based in four states, Connecticut, North Carolina, New York and California. The unit supports the content leaders on more than 90 domestic and international events such as College Football Playoffs, College GameDay, NFL, SportsCenter, and US Open Tennis. Managing budgets, credentials, contracts, and staff assignments.
In Miranda’s 20 years at ESPN through her strategic role, she has coordinated the planning, logistics, and infrastructure onsite for various high profile events such as, 2010 South Africa World Cup, 2011 Women’s Germany World Cup, 2014 Brazil World Cup, Super Bowls, NBA Finals, and World Series. Throughout her tenure at ESPN, she has won four Sports Emmy Awards from her work on “World Cup”, “Sports Center”, and “Baseball Tonight”.
Miranda joined ESPN in March 2000 as an Assignment Editor and was promoted to Associate Producer in 2002. In 2004, she moved into the role of Production Coordinator and was elevated to Sr. Production Coordinator in 2005, Production Manager is 2007, Director of Production Coordinator in 2008, Coordinating Producer in 2011, and in 2012 Sr. Director of Production Management.
Miranda graduated from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and in her free time enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and working out.