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Presidents of ESPN on ABC

This list has 8 members.
  • Howard Katz Person
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    Howard Katz (born 1949) is an American sports executive, best known for his work as the Senior Vice President of Broadcasting & Media Operations for the NFL.
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    Dennis Swanson (born February 12, 1938) is an American retired television executive. In a decades-long career in the industry, he worked for all of the Big Four television networks, including positions in their owned-and-operated station groups, and a tenure as president of ABC Sports. He helped to create The Oprah Winfrey Show and it was his suggestion that led to the Winter Olympics being staged two years after each Summer Olympics.
  • John Skipper
    John Skipper Person
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    John Skipper (born December 19, 1955) is an American television executive, current executive chairman of DAZN Group, and former president of ESPN.
  • ESPN on ABC
    ESPN on ABC Branding for sports programming on ABC
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    ESPN on ABC (known as ABC Sports from 1961 to 2006) is the brand used for sports event and documentary programming televised on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States. Officially, the broadcast network retains its own sports division; however, for all practical purposes, ABC's sports division has been merged into ESPN Inc., the parent subsidiary of cable sports network ESPN that is majority owned by ABC's corporate parent, The Walt Disney Company, in partnership with the Hearst Communications.
  • Steve Bornstein American broadcasting executive
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    Steve Bornstein (born April 20, 1952) is the chairman of the Media Networks division of gaming company Activision Blizzard. He previously held high-ranking roles at NFL Network, ESPN, and ABC. While at ESPN, he organized putting SportsCenter reruns on during the morning hours.
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    George Bodenheimer (born May 6, 1958) is the former president of ESPN Inc. and of ABC's sports division, known since 2006 as ESPN on ABC. He was president of ESPN since November 19, 1998 and of the former ABC Sports since March 3, 2003. As president of ESPN, he launched: ESPNHD, ESPN2HD, ESPN Plus, ESPN PPV, ESPN3, ESPN Motion, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes. As of October, 2011 Bodenheimer was replaced by John Skipper.
  • Edgar J. Scherick Film producer
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    Edgar J. Scherick (October 16, 1924 – December 2, 2002) was an Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American television executive and producer of television miniseries, made-for-television films, and theatrical motion pictures.
  • Roone Arledge
    Roone Arledge American sports and news broadcasting pioneer
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    Roone Pinckney Arledge, Jr. (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports and news broadcasting executive who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 until 1998, and a key part of the company's rise to competition with the two other main television networks, NBC and CBS, in the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s. He created many programs still airing today, such as Monday Night Football, ABC World News Tonight, Primetime, Nightline and 20/20.
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