Melissa Panzer, Executive Producer of Video Content Development and Production, is in charge of all video execution for WorkingNation. As President and Co-founder of Don’t Panic Productions, she brings more than a decade of experience in media and entertainment to her role with us. Melissa has produced national commercials for Hallmark and Reebok, among others, and has also created unscripted television.
She started her career at ESPN, where she served as executive producer for the ESPN New York web series The Pretty Good Sports Show, and contributed to several high-profile TV productions, including The ESPYs and the award-winning 30 for 30 series. A native of Bridgewater, N.J., Melissa joined ESPN after earning her BFA in Theater at Syracuse University. She also has a MFA from the University of Southern California.
First Job: Party planner at the Bridgewater Sports Arena. “Once you learn how to plan an ice-skating birthday party, becoming a producer is a piece of cake!”
Side Note: “I was an acting major in college, but I never acted in a play.”
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