Senior Vice President, Strategy & Office of the Chairman
In June 2021, Chara-Lynn Aguiar was promoted to senior vice president, strategy and office of the chairman at ESPN. She had been vice president, strategy and office of the chairman since November 2020. In this role, Aguiar oversees integrated strategy efforts working across all of ESPN’s content areas and serves as an advisor to the chairman and his direct reports to provide insight and manage a wide variety of internal and external relationships. With varied experiences covering measurement, distribution, digital and content strategy, Aguiar serves as a key liaison to the strategy team across The Walt Disney Company. She is based in New York City.
Aguiar began her career at ABC in 2009 as a research analyst before transitioning in 2011 to the global distribution strategy group for Disney & ESPN Media Networks. She then worked at YouTube in Content Partnerships in 2015 and at Fox Sports from October 2015 – February 2018 as Vice President, Strategy and Content before returning to ESPN in March 2018.
A Daly City, Calif., native, Aguiar graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international area studies.