Power Players: Crane Kenney, Chicago Cubs
President of business operations
All sports media eyes are on Kenney, as the Chicago Cubs’ media rights deal with NBC Sports Chicago ends in 2020. Kenney has the support of the team’s chairman and owner, Tom Ricketts, who has entrusted Kenney to lead the negotiations, which already have started. In the meantime, Kenney is testing Cubs programming with digital providers like Facebook, which carried four regular-season games last season.