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Andrew Westney

Andrew Westney is a staff writer for SportsBusiness Daily.

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Minding My Business With Fox Sports 1 VP/News Bill Dallman

02 / 26 / 14

After more than two decades climbing the ladder at local news stations in Grand Rapids, Denver and Minneapolis, BILL DALLMAN made a big leap last year, taking on the role of FS1 VP/News. Hired on July 23, he had less than a month to get ready for the August 17 debut of Fox' new 24-hour sports netw...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Fox

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Oberto Launches Campaign With Louie Vito

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