MIRANDA MONYETTE CHATTAM
Profession: Executive, ESPN
High School: Gordon Central High School
College: Florida A&M
Monyette was the first Gordon Central graduate to receive a full athletic scholarship to a division 1-A university. She was a multi-sport athlete who went on to Florida A&M to run track and cross-country.
At Gordon Central, Chattam won six individual region titles in track and field. She set a region record in the 200 meters and a school records for 100 meters, 200 meters, and the 400 meter relay. Monyette placed in the state finals all four years of her high school career. In basketball, she led the team in steals and rebounds her senior year and was voted to the 2nd team All Region team. As a senior softball player, Monyette was a MVP and led the team in batting average, home runs and RBI’s.
Chattam was part of the 400 meter and 1-mile relay teams that won several conference championships at Florida A&M University. She graduated from Florida A&M University in 1996 with a bachelor of science, with a major in Broadcast Journalism.
Since graduating from college, Monyette has worked in sports broadcasting. She has worked for NBC at the 1996 Olympics, ABC and NBC Sports, CNNSI and ESPN.
She currently works for ESPN in Charlotte, NC as a Senior Director. She has coordinated many high profile events such as World Cups, Super Bowls and NBA finals. Chattam has won Emmy’s for ‘Baseball Tonight’, ‘SportsCenter’, and the 2010 ‘World Cup’.
Monyette Chattam is the daughter of John and Judy Chattam, who reside in Calhoun. She is the sister of Cheryl Canty and Jerry Harper. Her grandparents are the late Carrie and Matthew Chattam, Daisy Crook and Bryron Denmon.