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No. 4 — Eric Shanks

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Eric Shanks

CEO & Executive Producer, Fox Sports

Change from 2017: +12

Taking “Thursday Night Football” from CBS and NBC. Renewing Fox’s MLB deal to keep the World Series through 2028. Adding WWE to its programming lineup. As 21st Century Fox got smaller due to the Disney sale, Shanks championed sports with these new rights deals.