ESPN has announced that Burke Magnus has been promoted to President of Programming and Original Content.

(ESPN)

(ESPN)

What’s Happening:

  • Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN and Sports Content, announced today that Burke Magnus has been promoted to President of Programming and Original Content.
  • Magnus was previously the Executive Vice President of Programming and Original Content at ESPN.
  • In the role, Magnus will be responsible for rightsholder relationships, content strategy, and cross-platform programming rights acquisition/scheduling on a global basis. This includes oversight on ESPN and ESPN+ original content development and scheduling. He will continue to report to Pitaro with the promotion.

More on Burke Magnus:

  • Magnus, a native of Ridgewood, N.J., joined ESPN in 1995 as a program associate and has held various roles in the company since.
  • Most recently, he led the programming team through the postponement, cancellation, and rescheduling of thousands of events across ESPN due to COVID-19 during the past 15 months.
  • Magnus is also a member of Disney’s CEO Diversity and Inclusion Council.

What They’re Saying:

  • Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content: “Burke is a talented leader and collaborative colleague who has been instrumental in guiding ESPN through what has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging and critical periods in our history,” Pitaro said. “He is an industry-leading programming strategist who continues to take on new challenges with his signature combination of relationship building and creativity.”
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