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Alison Overholt

Sr Vice President, Multiplatform Storytelling & Journalism

Alison Overholt, Senior Vice President, Multiplatform Storytelling and Journalism, leads ESPN’s longform and investigative portfolio, which includes E:60, OTL, Cover Story, ESPN Daily, Backstory and espnW, along with the digital storytelling special projects teams. Overholt is the first female editor-in-chief of a national, general-interest sports magazine. In December 2017, she added oversight of all of’s long-form content, and in 2018, she became the lead ESPN executive for The ESPYS.

Since joining as espnW’s editor-in-chief in 2014, Overholt has overseen the transformation of and espnW’s significant rising influence across ESPN’s platforms and beyond the network. Overholt added oversight of ESPN The Magazine in 2016 and under her guidance the magazine received the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the “news, sports, and entertainment” category.

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Events featuring Alison Overholt
Events featuring Alison Overholt