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
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
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
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
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
John Skipper, president of ESPN, announced his resignation this week, surprising and confounding many of his colleagues.
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
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
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
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
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 substance abuse issue.
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 […]
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...
George Bodenheimer, a former ESPN president who has also served as its executive chairman, will take over as the company’s acting chairman.
ESPN just lost its big bossman.
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 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
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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