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Burke Magnus

Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Content, ESPN

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Burke Magnus was  named ESPN’s executive vice president, programming and original content in  November 2020 after previously serving as executive vice president,  programming acquisitions and scheduling since May 2015. A sports industry  leader who has worked at ESPN for more than 25 years, Magnus oversees all of  ESPN’s program acquisitions and rights holder relations, content strategy and  scheduling across professional, college and amateur sports.

In 2020, Magnus assumed responsibility for ESPN Films, ESPN’s 30 for 30  franchise and overall original content development for ESPN and ESPN+,  including working closely and collaboratively with the new Disney Media &  Entertainment Distribution (DMED) division to further accelerate Disney’s  direct-to-consumer priority. Three years earlier, Magnus and his team gained  direct oversight of ESPN’s relationship with BAMTech in June 2017.

Magnus previously served as senior vice president, programming and  acquisitions (January 2014 – May 2015), and senior vice president, college  sports programming, since March 2008.

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