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
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
At ESPN Kristi was one of
the first to work on the show “College Hoops Tonight”, now called “College
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.
Kristi can be reached at