Fox Broadcasting Shuffles Sports Sales Staff

Dec 13, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Fox Broadcasting formally announced a reorganization of its sports sales department on Tuesday, with Neil Mulcahy and Jim Burnette promoted to executive VPs. The moves (TelevisionWeek, Nov. 28) are designed to help Fox Sports sell marketing programs around the college football Bowl Championship Series, which the network begins broadcasting next season, and other events.

Mr. Mulcahy, now executive VP for sports sales, previously was senior VP for eastern sales, national sales promotion, late night and Fox.com sales at Fox Broadcasting, in addition to serving as executive VP of the Fox Entertainment Group. In his new post, he reports to Jon Nesvig, president of sales for Fox Broadcasting.

Mr. Burnette, now executive VP of sports strategy and marketing, previously was senior VP of sports sales. He also reports to Mr. Nesvig.

Also promoted were Steve McKiernan to senior VP of sports sales, reporting to Mr. Mulcahy; and Mark Evans and Rick Kloiber, both named VPs of sports sales, reporting to Mr. McKiernan.

Fox Sports plans to create a new position, VP of client marketing, to deal specifically with sponsorship opportunities. That position will report to Mr. Mulcahy.

Mr. Nesvig also promoted Susan Wachter to executive VP of sales planning and administration and Cliff Pozner to senior VP of revenue analysis. Ms. Wachter will report to Mr. Nesvig, while Mr. Pozner will report to both Ms. Wachter and Mr. Mulcahy.