ESPN has created the new position of vice president of original programming and production, and has elevated a veteran of the network, Jamie Horowitz, to the post, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Horowitz was most recently a coordinating producer in the studio and event production department for ESPN. In his new post he will report to Marcia Keegan, VP of production.
Norby Williamson network EVP, programming and acquisitions, said of the promotion: “For the past five years, Jamie’s invaluable experience and passion for television has made him vital to the evolving programming landscape at ESPN. We are fortunate to have him as a key member of our team as we continue to further the creative interaction and cooperation between Production and Programming that will raise the network’s programming to new heights in the coming year.”
Commenting on the promotion, Horowitz said, “My goal is to further ESPN’s commitment to the highest-quality sports programming and to work with the talent teams we have in place to enhance our content. The sports business is an ever-shifting landscape and I am excited to have the opportunity to help strengthen this dynamic area of our business.