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ESPN has never been afraid to welcome back departed employees

Earlier this month, Dan Patrick confirmed that he had spoken with former ESPN president John Skipper about a return to the network that made him famous two decades ago. And although a homecoming for Patrick reportedly remains unlikely,...Show More Summary

CNN head Jeff Zucker denies interest in running ESPN

Last week, reports surfaced that CNN president Jeff Zucker had expressed interest in becoming the president of ESPN. The position has been open since John Skipper suddenly resigned last month, citing a substance abuse problem. Deadline reported that Zucker had conversations with ESPN’s parent company Disney about replacing Skipper. Show More Summary

CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Has Had Talks With Disney About Running ESPN

EXCLUSIVE: A month after John Skipper’s abrupt resignation as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, a surprising name has entered the field of potential successors: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. Reps at Disney...Show More Summary

James Andrew Miller speculates as to why John Skipper left ESPN, disregarding the original reason given

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

In the two weeks since John Skipper’s shocking resignation as ESPN president, a considerable amount of speculation has attempted to fill the vacuum left by the surprising development and a lack of information surrounding it. Though a...Show More Summary

The year in sports media: ESPN faces its most challenging year in 2017

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

In a normal year, the abrupt and sudden resignation of ESPN President John Skipper would stand alone as the biggest sports media story of 2017. But 2017 has been anything but a normal year. And in 2017, Skipper’s shocking resignation,...Show More Summary

A Sports Titan’s Strange and Sudden Abdication

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

John Skipper, president of ESPN, announced his resignation this week, surprising and confounding many of his colleagues.

John Skipper reportedly gave no clue to his resignation in days ahead of surprise announcement

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

As the fallout from John Skipper’s sudden resignation widens, we’re finding out a bit more about the days leading up to his surprising decision. Skipper resigned as President of ESPN earlier this week citing a substance addition. But before D-Day occurred, there reportedly wasn’t any clue or hint that Skipper was about to step down. Show More Summary

ESPN execs Connor Schell, Justin Connolly reportedly among candidates to replace John Skipper

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Just before Thanksgiving, Disney extended ESPN president John Skipper through 2021, apparently shoring up the position for the near future. Now, just a month later, Disney finds itself scrambling to replace Skipper, who resigned Monday citing substance abuse issues. Show More Summary

There’s More To ESPN President John Skipper’s Resignation Than Just Substance Addiction, Clay Travis Claims

ESPN President John Skipper resigned abruptly yesterday morning despite signing a new multiyear contract extension with the sports network in November. Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis, an outspoken ESPN critic, has several theories...Show More Summary

Walt Disney Co will withstand ESPN president's departure

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Just days after Walt Disney Co completed a blockbuster media deal for most of the TV and movie studio assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, ESPN president John Skipper has announced his resignation due to substance addiction. STOCK PRICE FOR DIS Full price information Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

ESPN President John Skipper Resigns, Cites Substance Addiction

John Skipper resigned today as president of ESPN and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks. ESPN announced that George Bodenheimer, who was ESPN’s president from 1998 to 2011 and served as executive chairman until May 2014, will take over as...

SO THEY’RE ON DRUGS? THIS EXPLAINS A LOT, FRANKLY: ESPN President John Skipper resigns citing subs…

SO THEY’RE ON DRUGS? THIS EXPLAINS A LOT, FRANKLY: ESPN President John Skipper resigns citing substance abuse issue.

Emotional Dan Le Batard Breaks Down In Tears Following The Resignation of ESPN President John Skipper (VIDEO)

2 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

On Monday, the sports world was brought to its knees after ESPN President John Skipper announced his surprise resignation from the company. In a released statement, the 61-year-old revealed that he had been battling a substance abuse problem: “I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I […]

ESPN President John Skipper Resigns, Saying He Needs to Treat His Addiction

His addiction to Social Justice Warrior politics that are bankrupting ESPN, he means. No wait, he means drugs. "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction," Skipper said in a statement. "I have decided that the most important...

At ESPN, John Skipper Resigns as President, Citing Substance Addiction

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

George Bodenheimer, a former ESPN president who has also served as its executive chairman, will take over as the company’s acting chairman.

ESPN President John Skipper Resigns, Admits 'Substance Addiction'

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Bombshell from ESPN... longtime president John Skipper has suddenly resigned -- and says it's to focus on a secret battle with "substance addiction." "Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN," 61-year-old Skipper said in a…

The John Skipper timeline

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

The sudden resignation of John Skipper as President of ESPN took many by surprise. Throughout his tenure as top executive of ESPN, Skipper had the confidence of Disney CEO Bob Iger and had big victories like bringing Monday Night Football...Show More Summary

ESPN President Resigns Due to Substance Addiction

John Skipper suddenly resigned today – TMZ Ed Sheeran wrote a song for a major motion picture even though he wasn’t asked – Just Jared Jr It looks like this celeb couple is confirmed – Lainey Gossip Find out why Amber Tamblyn is shaming Rose McGowan – TooFab Fifth Harmony threw a bathroom dance party [...]

“Bigger Story Coming?”: Sports Journalist Questions “Very Strange” Timing of ESPN President’s Resignation

ESPN president John Skipper unexpectedly announced his resignation Monday morning, citing substance abuse. “I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction. I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem,” wrote Skipper. Show More Summary

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