The Ticker: Escobar, Turner, Couric

By Brian Flood 

  • Marina Escobar has been named VP of the ESPN visual technology group. The newly-created group works closely with engineering and infrastructure to integrate and support new visual tools for all screens.

  • Gillian Turner made her debut as a Fox News contributor this morning. Turner is a foreign policy expert having worked as the acting director of the White House National Security Council in 2009-10.

  • At 1pmET, Yahoo’s Katie Couric hosts a town hall on race in America. Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly, and two of Eric Garner‘s children are among the panelists.