Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Content, ESPN
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.