Former ESN exec Murphy in RSN role
NBC Sports Group hired former ESPN executive Matt Murphy as senior vice president of platforms and strategy for regional sports networks, a new position. Murphy will be based in Stamford, Conn., where he will report to Ted Griggs, NBC Sports Regional Networks president of group and strategic production and programming.
“Matt will be responsible for developing new and existing platforms for our content, making sure that our content reaches our fans/customers wherever and whenever they want it, and figuring out the future needs and desires of those fans/customers,” Griggs said in an internal memo.
The group also brought on Mike Wargo from CSN Mid-Atlantic to be senior director of multiplatform content, reporting to Murphy.
Murphy and Wargo “will be working closely with [NBC Sports senior vice president and general manager of digital media] Rick Cordella and his digital team to ensure that our approach aligns with the strategy and operations of NBC Sports Digital,” Griggs wrote.
Griggs also promoted Jon Slobotkin to senior vice president of content and live programming. Slobotkin will continue to report to Griggs.