Hunter Nickell has been named general manager of Raycom Sports.
“Hunter brings a wealth of experience to Raycom Sports.” said Paul McTear, president and CEO of Raycom Media. “We just couldn’t pass on the opportunity to have a leader with his experience take the helm of our very successful team at Raycom Sports. We look forward to his insights and leadership over the coming years.”
Nickell has worked at Sports South, Fox Sports, SPEED, IMG College and Mulberry Street Media Company. He replaces Ken Haines who retired in 2015.
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom holds the ACC digital rights and syndicated television rights of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.
In a partnership with the ACC and ESPN, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, AL, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.