John Skipper

ESPN+ Hits One Million Streaming Subscribers In First Five Months

After years of friction over the direction of its direct-to-consumer strategy, Disney has just claimed major bragging rights, announcing that ESPN+ …

Entertainment Industry

ESPN Is Making Major Changes, And It’s Good News For Conservative Sports Fans

ESPN’s new president Jimmy Pitaro might actually be making the network bearable again.<p>Why do I say that? Well, according to a profile from the New …

Conservative View

Can ESPN Satisfy the NFL’s Desire to Be Their Biggest Priority Over the NBA?

Chris Berman is slowly but surely returning to the ESPN fold. Andrew Marchand first wrote that this was in the works and Jimmy Traina added specifics …

Roger Goodell

Chris Berman could be back-back-back in regular ESPN role soon

For many folks, Chris Berman <i>is</i> ESPN, goofy catchphrases and nicknames in all.<p>According to the New York Post, the network is interested in bringing …

Detroit Tigers

ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro: Network won't show national anthem on 'Monday Night Football'

New ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro told reporters Friday that the network does not plan to televise the national anthem as part of its <i>Monday Night</i> …

Sam Darnold

ESPN may expand Chris Berman’s role this season

Getty Images<p>After ESPN saw ratings decline both for Monday Night Football and for its other NFL programming in 2017, the on-air personality who has …

NFL

ESPN Reportedly In Talks To Bring Back Chris Berman

According to a report from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, ESPN is “in talks” to bring back longtime personality Chris Berman. Berman would …

NFL

ESPN Rumors: Chris Berman To See Expanded Role During NFL Season

by on at 11:12AM<p>Chris Berman, it appears, is about to be back, back, back in a fairly prominent role with ESPN.<p>The longtime sportscaster is in talks …

Chris Berman could reportedly have expanded role with ESPN this season

Chris Berman took on a very limited role with ESPN at the end of the 2016 NFL season, and the network’s ratings have dipped since he left his …

Kay Adams in Advanced Talks to Join DAZN as a Host

Kay Adams is in advanced talks to join DAZN as a host for boxing events, The Big Lead has learned from a person with knowledge of the discussions. …

DAZN

ESPN Prez: We're Not Going To Show National Anthem On Monday Night Football

Interesting. So the MNF broadcast won't be associated with the militarism of the NFL-- but players protesting police violence won't have access to …

Liberal View

Daytime talk queen Wendy Williams admits she was a ‘functioning’ coke addict

<b>Wendy Williams</b> is used to being a lightning rod for controversy in showbiz. She’s been at the top of the celebrity gossip world for decades, dishing …

Mental Health

John Skipper claims "I am in a great place" after leaving ESPN

Former ESPN president John Skipper left the company amid controversy last year, later claiming he was the victim of an extortion attempt over his …

DAZN

A Year Away: Swofford says ACC Network on track to launch next August

CHARLOTTE, NC – ACC Commissioner John Swofford told the media Wednesday that the ACC Network is on a schedule to launch in a year.<p>The league is one …

Clemson Tigers

John Skipper Returns to Stream Boxing, MMA Fights for U.S. Viewers

Just weeks after Walt Disney’s ESPN launched a big streaming-video effort its executives believe will carry it into the future, the man who brought …

Streaming

Inside the ESPN meltdown

"How a Weakened ESPN Became Consumed by Politics," is the title of the <i>WSJ</i>'s Shalini Ramachandran's "inside baseball" look at the decline of the …

Business

John Skipper on Perform Group move: Anxious to do 'something that mattered' again

On Tuesday, Perform Group, the parent company of Sporting News, announced that John Skipper will be its new executive chairman. On Thursday, Skipper …

Boxing

DAZN strikes billion-dollar deal with Matchroom Boxing, will show fights in US, John Skipper says “It’s time to bring DAZN to America”

International streaming service DAZN is coming to the U.S., and while details on specifically what that will entail are scarce at present, they’ll …

Boxing

Sergeant from viral 'Humvee bomb' incident given bad-conduct discharge

The 173rd Airborne Brigade soldier responsible for a 2016 “Humvee bomb” incident has been found guilty at a court-martial of destroying military …

Military

Mike Golic's son rips ex-ESPN president for splitting 'Mike and Mike'

Back when word was official that ESPN would be splitting up the uber-successful <i>Mike & Mike</i>, Mike Golic’s son Jake sent some furious tweets about the decision, calling it “sad.”<p>He’s still not happy with the split, even a year later.<p>Jake responded to news that former ESPN president John Skipper found …

Employment

Mike Golic’s Son Trashes Former ESPN President John Skipper

Former ESPN president John Skipper, who resigned from the Worldwide Leader after allegedly getting blackmailed by a cocaine dealer, was back in the …

Sports Media

Ex-ESPN Boss John Skipper Lands New Job

He will be new executive chairman of Perform Group<p>Former ESPN president John Skipper has been appointed executive chairman for Perform Group, the …

Sports Media

Former ESPN President John Skipper Lands New Job After Resigning Abruptly

Former ESPN president John Skipper, who resigned in December amid what he later said was an attempted extortion plot by a cocaine dealer, has been …

Employment

John Skipper, Who Abruptly Left ESPN, Has a New Job

John Skipper, the former president of ESPN, has been hired as the executive chairman of the sports media company Perform Group, according to a release from the company. Less than six months after his resignation from ESPN, Skipper will soon be competing against his former longtime employer.<p>Skipper …

Sports

Former ESPN Chief John Skipper Joins Streaming Sports Media Company Perform Group

Former ESPN president John Skipper is back in the sports media game after a stunning exit from The Walt Disney Company last December.<p>The sports …

Digital Marketing

Former ESPN president to run sports rival in NYC

Image 1 of / 1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Former ESPN head John Skipper was appointed executive chairman of Perform Group, a United Kingdom-based company whose …

San Francisco Bay Area

Former ESPN President John Skipper Joins Len Blavatnik’s Perform Group As Exec Chairman

Former ESPN President John Skipper, who left the Disney-owned sports broadcaster last year as a result of issues with drugs, has joined UK sports …

Chamber of Commerce

Former ESPN President John Skipper Lands New Job

Former ESPN president John Skipper has landed a new job. It’s in media.<p>Skipper, who shockingly resigned from the Worldwide Leader in December after …

Employment

John Skipper Ex-ESPN President Gets New Job

Just 5 months after leaving ESPN over a cocaine problem, former president <b>John Skipper</b> has a new gig ... running an international sports media company.<p>…

Employment

Former ESPN Chief John Skipper Joins Len Blavatnik’s Perform Group as Chairman

Former ESPN president John Skipper has joined streaming sports media firm Perform Group as executive chairman.<p>Skipper will oversee the company’s …

Streaming