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Chuck Pagano - November 19, 2013

Posted by Amanda DeCastro on April 3, 2014

ESPN Pioneer Chuck Pagano to Retire; LaBerge Named Successor

Charles E. “Chuck” Pagano, who joined ESPN prior to its September 7, 1979, debut and whose vision and passion has driven ESPN’s innovative use of technology for 35 years, will retire from the company in February 2015. Aaron LaBerge, who rejoined ESPN in 2013 as senior vice president, technology and product development, has been named Pagano’s successor and will assume the day-to-day management of the team June 1, 2014, reporting to Pagano and ESPN President John Skipper. Pagano will remain in an advisory role in order to effect a smooth transition.


Posted by Amanda DeCastro on March 12, 2014

Alison Overholt Hired as Editor-In-Chief of espnW; Added Focus on Editorial Strategy

espnW Vice President Carol Stiff Assumes New Role Focusing on Multimedia Business, TV Integration espnW has realigned its structure to more strongly focus its efforts on editorial strategy, drive espnW’s multimedia business and create TV integration opportunities. The espnW team will continue to be led by Laura Gentile, vice president, who is taking on the [...]


Posted by Kristie Chong-Adler on March 3, 2014

The Walt Disney Company and DISH Network Sign Groundbreaking Long-term, Wide-ranging Agreement

New Multi-Year Deal to Deliver Best in Sports, News and Entertainment to DISH Customers, In and Out of the Home DISH First to Secure Rights to Carry Disney, ABC and ESPN Networks for Over-the-Top, Personal Subscription Service Landmark Deal Adds Disney Junior, Fusion, Longhorn Network, ESPN3, To-Be-Launched SEC ESPN Network and the Full Suite of [...]


Posted by Joe Walsh on February 10, 2014

ESPN3 to Carry Live Coverage of NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game during NBA All-Star Weekend

ESPN3 will provide LIVE coverage of the third annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game from the NBA All-Star Jam Session at Sprint Arena in New Orleans, La., during NBA All-Star Weekend on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. ET. The game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world playing [...]

Jimmy Valvano at the 1993 ESPY awards

Posted by Kristen Hudak on January 22, 2014

ESPN’s Seventh Jimmy V Week Sets Fundraising Record: $1.8 Million

ESPN’s seventh Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research set a fundraising record by generating more than $1.8 million ($1,827,000) in contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research during the month of December – surpassing the previous record of $1.59 million set in 2012. In seven years, Jimmy V Week has generated $8,246,000 in total contributions for The [...]