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

He left ESPN last December and later admitted a cocaine habit brought him down

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

The sports television veteran has been named executive chairman of Perform Group, a global sports media company based in the UK.

Skipper will be based in New York and will oversee all of Perform Group’s operations and strategy. Simon Denyer, Perform Group’s founder, will continue as CEO based in London.

Perform Group operates publications including Sporting News and Goal.



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