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Gelsomina Picariello
Sports Emmy Award Winner

Director of Programming | Innovation | Media


Gelsomina "G" Picariello born and raised outside of New York City, has always been fascinated by the power sports have to unite and inspire a community. Her passion is fueled by her Latina and Italian heritage, where she spent her weekends on the soccer field. This passion led G to join the ESPN team by the age of 18.


Since 2022, Gelsomina has been part of the Kansas City Chiefs reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer. In 2019, Gelsomina became a Sports Emmy Award Winner for her work on the US Open Tennis. G brings a decade (10+ years) of experience from her time with ESPN and Disney.


Gelsomina is innovative, strategic, and  solution-oriented with experience in managing multinational creative projects from conception to completion. She can Plan, Organize, Lead, and Control "POLC" to ensure project goals are met on time and bring stories to life that resonate with your audience.


With a background in Broadcast Journalism and a Masters in Branding, G brings a unique perspective and understanding in the power of storytelling with internal and external stakeholders.


Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN (Tennis US Open, AUS Open, Wimbledon) NFL, Peloton, + more.



-Creative Problem Solving 

-Executive Stakeholder Management

-Market Research

-Program Management

-Strategic Agility


2019, Sports Emmy Award Winner



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