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John Skipper Succeeds Bodenheimer As ESPN President

By Vikram Sethi

The Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert A. Iger has named George Bodenheimer executive chairman of ESPN, and John Skipper ESPN president and co-chair, Disney Media Networks, effective January 1, 2012.

Bodenheimer, currently President of ESPN and ABC Sports and co-chair of Disney Media Networks, will relinquish his day-to-day operating responsibilities January 1.  As Executive chairman of ESPN, Bodenheimer will continue to chair ESPN’s Board, provide strategic direction and support a seamless transition to Skipper, who will assume day-to-day operating responsibilities January 1.  Skipper has served as ESPN’s executive vice president, content, since October 2005. Bodenheimer will continue to report to Iger.  Skipper will have a dual report to Iger and Bodenheimer.

 

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