Former HBO media executive Cecile Cross-Plummer has joined ESPN as vice president, corporate communications.

(ESPN)

(ESPN)

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced that Cecile Cross-Plummer has joined ESPN as vice president, corporate communications.
  • Cross-Plummer will work with ESPN’s talent office, and will oversee the communications department’s efforts promoting The Undefeated.
  • Her role will also focus on enhancing outreach to multicultural audiences as part of ESPN’s audience expansion initiative.

What They’re Saying:

  • Chris LaPlaca, ESPN senior vice president, corporate communications: “Cecile’s talent, relationships, perspective and experience managing an iconic brand in the press instantly makes an already strong team that much better. She’s also a massive sports fan. We’re thrilled to have her join us and we look forward to what’s next.”
  • Cecile Cross-Plummer: “Combining my love of sports with my PR experience, has been a long-time dream of mine.  So, I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to get the ball rolling.”

About Cecile Cross-Plummer

  • Cross-Plummer was born and raised in Jamaica. She moved to New York City shortly after completing her high school education.
  • She attended Hunter College earning a bachelor of arts in communication and media studies. She interned at HBO and eventually got a job at the network as an assistant, before ultimately becoming vice president, media relations.
  • During her tenure at HBO she oversaw the planning and execution of a signature series, including:
    • Veep
    • The Wire
    • Extras
    • The Outsider
    • Lovecraft Country
    • I May Destroy You
    • Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
    • Epitafios