As ESPN continues to expand and prioritize the delivery of its digital content in new and innovative ways, the company has announced new roles for Monique Jones as ESPN.com’s MLB deputy editor and Cristina Daglas as ESPN.com’s NBA deputy editor.
“We’re thrilled Monique is leading our MLB team. Her thoughtfulness and determination to showcase untold stories will elevate our coverage and help grow our baseball audience,” said Mary Byrne, ESPN senior deputy editor, daily coverage. “And like our fans, Cristina lives for the drama, intrigue and oh, yes, the amazing competition of the NBA. She’s sure to deliver big ideas, fun visual storytelling and turn up the volume on athletes’ voices.”
Jones joined ESPN in 2015 as an NFL senior editor where she oversaw coverage of Tony Romo’s eventual retirement with the Dallas Cowboys and the Deflategate investigation of New England Patriots player Tom Brady. Ahead of joining ESPN, Jones was the NFL deputy editor for USA Today and the NFL editor for The Baltimore Sun. She also held reporter roles with The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News and Pensacola News Journal.
“I grew up clinging to everything tied to the Atlanta Braves, which means it was also my introduction to a lot of heartache,” said Jones. “I’m excited to return to baseball after several years of reporting and editing NFL content. We have an incredibly talented group of baseball reporters and editors who are generating unique and interesting content at ESPN, and I’m honored to join the group.”
Last year, Daglas became the first woman MLB deputy editor for ESPN.com. She led ESPN’s extensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year drought for a World Series championship and played an active role in the launching and execution of the Béisbol Experience project. She joined ESPN in 2014 as a senior editor at ESPN The Magazine where she primarily covered NFL. Prior to ESPN, she was the editor of D Magazine and Milwaukee Magazine.
“The NBA team is full of talent, opportunity and big personalities, much like the league itself. Just look at this offseason,” said Daglas. “I’m thrilled to be in the mix, building on the impressively smart work this team has produced, and finding ways to continue to experiment.”