ESPN Names New President

John Skipper will replace George Bodenheimer

Yesterday, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger announced that he was promoting John Skipper to president of ESPN and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks. Skipper, who first joined Disney 22 years ago, has spent the past six years as ESPN’s head of content across platforms from TV to Web.

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