Jani Burke is a Manager in the Content Associate Program (CAP) within ESPN’s Production department; CAP is ESPN’s entry-level production assistant program. She is the hiring manager for CAP and also handles all aspects of on-boarding for new hires which includes a mentor/mentee program. Jani has been with ESPN for 17 years; she started her career one week after graduating from Mansfield University with a BS in Mass Communication/Broadcasting.
Since joining WICT in 2012, Jani has served as both mentor and mentee within the Mentor Program and is extremely excited to be joining the board in 2018 as Co-Director of the Mentor Program. She has also volunteered on various Evening of Excellence committees the past two years. Jani is also a regional volunteer with her national sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha.
Jani is from Pennsylvania where she grew up as a cheerleader and playing sports which led to her career in sports television. She currently resides in Bristol, CT with her cat Paisley.