Durant was promoted to vice president of ESPNU in April 2008 and her role was expanded in 2011 to include ESPNHS. Her responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for the 24-hour college sports network, overseeing all programming and leading the inter-departmental team responsible for the continued growth and development of the network, as well as ESPNHS, and all related multimedia initiatives. She was previously vice president of programming and acquisitions.
Durant is responsible for maximizing the value of ESPNU properties across the companyâ€™s multimedia assets, including television, Internet, radio, print, broadband and wireless. Her duties extend to regular interaction with all facets of ESPNâ€™s business: remote and studio production, customer marketing and sales, affiliate sales and marketing, consumer marketing, research, legal, communications and finance. She is also an active participant within the ESPN mentor advisory team and serves on various additional company-wide committees.
Durant serves on the board of directors of the T. Howard Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industries. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelorâ€™s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in marketing.