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Fox Sports Digital Hires USA Today Sports Media Group's Pesavento

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 07 / 15

Fox Sports Digital hired Mark Pesavento from USA Today Sports Media Group to be Senior VP/Content. Pesavento, who helped launch USA Today’s “For the Win” site, will oversee all editorial and video content development for the company, as well as manage Fox Sports’ social med...

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