Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Skipper named ESPN president
Reuters, November 23rd, 2011 1:51PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  television

MOST COMMENTED

The man who drove an increased presence for domestic and international soccer on ESPN will take over as its president.

The Walt Disney Company, the parent company of ESPN and its affiliated platforms, has named John Skipper to succeed George Bodenheimer, effective Jan. 1. Bodenheimer will become executive chairman of ESPN.

Bodenheimer, 53, will relinquish day-to-day duties as ESPN's president and co-chair of Disney Media Networks on Jan. 1, 2012, the same day Skipper will take over those duties. Skipper, 55, joined the organization in 1997 as general manager of ESPN The Magazine and was named executive vice president in charge of content, his current position, in 2005.

At Skipper's behest, ESPN increased its investment in MLS, the English Premier League and U.S. Soccer events, as well as international properties such as the World Cup, Women's World Cup and European Championships. He also steered the company into new ventures, including ESPN Films and its documentary series, 30 For 30.

He will oversee a new phase during which ESPN will bid for other major properties such as the Olympic Games.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Bookmakers Slash LVG Exit Odds    
British bookmakers reacted to Manchester United's humiliating 4-0 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital ...
Atletico Appeals Simeone's Ban    
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo on Tuesday said the club would appeal coach Diego Simeone's eight-game ...
Eto'o Signs Two-Year Deal with Everton     
Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday completed a free transfer to Everton, signing a two-year deal with the ...
Warnock Appointed Coach of Crystal Palace     
Crystal Palace on Tuesday signed former coach Neil Warnock on a two-year contract. Warnock, who most ...
Barca Target Douglas to Sign Five-Year Deal     
Barcelona on Tuesday announced that Brazilian right back Douglas will join the club before the end ...
Deila: Celtic 'Not Good Enough' for UCL     
Celtic coach Ronny Deila said his team was "not good enough" to play in this season's ...
Di Maria: I was Forced Out by Real Madrid    
In an open letter to Real Madrid fans, Angel Di Maria reveals that he did not ...
Yeagley: 'They all want to beat Indiana'    
A Big Ten title extended Indiana's streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 27, but it ...
Belmont Abbey freshman McGuire remembered on campus    
Belmont Abbey freshman Michael McGuire collapsed following a pre-season fitness test Aug. 16 and died five ...
Report: Benatia Joins Bayern Munich from Roma     
AS Roma on Tuesday sold central defender Mehdi Benatia to Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives