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Kristi A. Chartrand originally hails from Danbury, CT where she grew up playing soccer and basketball, and following her beloved Connecticut Huskies.


Kristi was a two-time First Team All-State selection in basketball and played for Immaculate High School where she also achieved All-State honors in soccer. Her senior year Immaculate’s basketball team finished the regular season 20-0 and ranked #1 in the state. Kristi also played AAU basketball for all 4 years of high school and Kristi was named one of USA Today’s Connecticut players to watch.


Kristi then attended Division II East Stroudsburg University (located in the Poconos Pennsylvania) on a partial basketball scholarship. Her team went 25-5 in her last season and finished ranked 15th in the country after winning PSAC championship. Kristi also graduated (1995) with a B.S. degree in Media, Communication and Technology.


After college Kristi spent her time working for Nassau Broadcasting radio stations in the area where she handled the Promotions Director position for 3 stations and was also the PM Drive air talent.


Kristi also handled the job of color analyst jobs for local high school games on 93.5 WSBG FM, and was an assistant coach for the freshman girls at Stroudsburg High School.


In 1997 Kristi moved on to ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut to pursue a television career.


At ESPN Kristi was one of the first to work on the show “College Hoops Tonight”, now called “College Gamenight. She worked as an associate producer on that show for 6 years.  Kristi worked with Jay Bilas, Andy Katz, Dick Vitale and Digger Phelps to formulate analysis and features on college basketball. Kristi has attended every Final Four since 1998 and her work has allowed her to travel to games all around the country.


During Kristi’s time in Bristol she also worked as an unpaid assistant for the Southington High school Girl’s Basketball team.  


Kristi now resides in Orlando Florida and works as an associate producer of Golf Central at the Golf Channel.


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