A leading executive at ESPN who has been with the sports network for more than three decades is headed out. After joining ESPN in 1981 and rising to executive chairman, George Bodenheimer is leaving the broadcaster at the end of this month, Joe Flint reports in the Los Angeles Times.
Bodenheimer told the broadcaster’s staff Tuesday that this is his final week at the cable sports giant. He had stepped back from handling ESPN’s day-to-day operations in 2012, when John Skipper became chief executive, the piece notes.
“A low-key executive, Bodenheimer didn't want an official press release noting his departure," Flint writes. "Instead ESPN put together a page about him on one of its websites.”
In a staff memo, Skipper wrote, “It is impossible to completely capture the impact George has had on our company and on so many of us during his remarkable 33 years with ESPN.”