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ESPN Shuffles Exec Structure, Consolidates Programming/Production
Published January 14, 2014
Other big winners from today's announcement are Burke Magnus, Rob King and Mark Gross. Magnus will get much more responsibility as Senior VP/Programming Acquisitions. In his new role, he will oversee all of the company’s program acquisitions and rights holder relations – a role he previously had led in the college area. King is moving from digital and print to become Senior VP/SportsCenter and News. VP/Editorial Digital & Print Media Patrick Stiegman will take over King’s previous role.
Gross, the Senior VP/Production & Remote Events, will oversee all event production for the U.S. networks, ESPN's talent office and the NFL, NBA and college studio operations. Senior VP & Exec Producer Jed Drake, who had reported to Wildhack, now reports to Gross.
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As part of the changes, four execs will report to Wildhack: King, Magnus, Gross and VP/Production College Networks Stephanie Druley. Williamson's direct reports will include Exec VP/Content Operations & Creative Services Steve Anderson, Senior VP, Production Business Divisions/Audio & Deportes Traug Keller, VP/Programming Content Strategy & Scheduling John Papa, VP/Production Marcia Keegan, and VP/International & ESPN Deportes Production Rodolfo Martinez.