ESPN Names New Head of Content

Jun 19, 2017  •  Post A Comment

ESPN continues to overhaul its executive offices with the appointment of a new executive VP of content. Connor Schell was promoted to the position and will oversee content creation across television, digital and print platforms, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ESPN President John Skipper announced the appointment Friday. Said Skipper: “Connor has demonstrated keen insight into what resonates with fans, and his instincts allow him to excel at managing the creative process. I have tremendous confidence that he and his new team of talented executives will help us create dynamic content that will break through in a changing environment.”

THR adds: “Former executive VP of digital and print media, John Kosner, a 20-year veteran of the network, will depart immediately while executive VP of global business and content strategy Marie Donoghue will also exit the company at the end of this year. Donoghue had recently been in charge of ESPN’s Exit 31 unit which oversaw Grantland titles and the FiveThirtyEight films banner.”

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