With all studio and remote operations across all of ESPN’s US facilities under her purview—network operations, media operations, post-production services, creative services, studio directing, plus the sports and information research and analytics team—Markley must feel as if she’s spinning several plates at once. She and her team facilitate 3,000-plus remote events plus studio programming on all ESPN platforms as well as all of ABC’s sports programs, so it’s a good thing she knows how to meditate. “Close your eyes for five minutes, clear your mind and slow your breathing—it works for me every time.”
What industry topic do you think will dominate industry headlines in 2018 and why?
Streaming will continue to dominate industry headlines. The ability to have great content seamlessly available on all devices is critical to consumers.
What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross: A smart, selfless woman who launched one of the most important organizations in history.
Best advice for relieving stress?
Meditation. Close your eyes for five minutes, clear your mind and slow your breathing—it works for me every time.