SBD/26/Sports Industrialists

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         JIM MAHONEY has been named Chair of Cohn & Wolfe's
    entertainment division.  He will be based out of L.A. (HOLLYWOOD
    REPORTER, 3/25)....BET Holdings has named DEBRA LEE as President
    & COO of both the holding company and the cable network.  The
    announcement allows CEO ROBERT JOHNSON to focus on "strategic
    development" (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 3/25 issue)....MIKE GANNON
    was named VP/National Sales at ESPN.  EVAN STERNSCHEIN adds OCC
    Sports and ESPNET SportsZone to his area at VP/Advertising Sales.
    BRIAN CARR has been promoted to VP/Sales Planning and
    Administration (ESPN)....CYNTHIA BURNELL was named Senior
    VP/Affiliate Relations and Marketing for NewSport (NewSport).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

         Stadium consultant RICK HORROW's work with the NFL to "help
    keep teams home" is noted in FORBES.  Horrow's "first big test"
    is the Seahawks (FORBES, 4/8 issue)....PRESIDENT CLINTON will
    throw out the first pitch at Opening Day in Baltimore on April 1.
    BOB DOLE has been invited to Cleveland for opening ceremonies
    (PHILA. INQUIRER, 3/26).... MICHAEL IRVIN was officially served
    with a subpoena to testify today before a grand jury
    investigating a drug bust where he Irvin was present
    ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 3/25).... ANDRE AGASSI and BROOKE SHIELDS
    have set a Spring '97 wedding date ("ET," 3/25).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney
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