Jenna Blakeslee

Program Director

Jenna Blakeslee is a Studio Operator II at ESPN.

Jenna (she/her/they/them) is a Studio Operator II with ESPN/Disney Media and Entertainment Studio Operations. Jenna has been with the company since 2014 functioning as a hard camera operator/trainer, jib operator, and editor across our programming. An athlete turned coach; it was a matter of time before they ended up at ESPN. They started their career shooting handheld for Comcast’s first ever live streamed sporting event.

 

Before joining the WICT board, they have led the driven leadership team of ESPN EQUAL, our LGBTQ+ employee resource group, focused on serving both our colleagues and content across our ESPN networks. They oversaw the planning and execution of countless events, initiatives and resource offerings throughout their time as Communications Chair (2015-2019) and continued pursing high impact talent and engagement opportunities moving into the Chair position (2020-present). They are excited about the opportunity to join the WICT board as a Program Director.

 

Jenna is a graduate of the Florida State University with a BA double major in Media Production and English Literature. A major lover of hockey, soccer, rugby and baseball. You’ll never get them away from sports. A native of Atlanta, GO BRAVES, Jenna has always lived on the East Coast. Making the trek up to New England, it’s a good thing they love snow sports too.

 

They currently reside in Bristol, CT at their home with two dogs and nine hens. The mini-farm keeps growing and the aim to live more sustainably grows right along with it. In their time off, Jenna enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with good people.