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Don Ohlmeyer’s New Job: ESPN Ombudsman

Jul 15, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Veteran television executive Don Ohlmeyer was named ESPN’s ombudsman, and will write a monthly column critiquing its content and journalism for ESPN.com, starting next month, says the Los Angeles Times.

Ohmeyer, who retired in 1999 as president, NBC West Coast, has numerous sports production credits on his resume, from the Olympics and the Super Bowl, to “Monday Night Football” and “ABC’s Wide World of Sports.” And as the Times notes, he has never been shy about calling reporters in the past to comment on their work.

He succeeds former New York Times sports editor Le Anne Schreiber, whose 18-month stint had expired.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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