Responsible for the day-to-day operation of FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, the largest such RSN group in the country
Jeff Krolik serves as President, FOX Sports Regional Networks, where he oversees the day-to-day operation of FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, the largest such RSN group in the country. In this role, Krolik manages relationships with 44 NBA, NHL, and MLB team partners and is responsible for a business that produces more than 5,000 live sports telecasts annually. Krolik is based at FOX Sports’ Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Eric Shanks, President and COO of FOX Sports.
In 2013, Krolik’s duties were expanded to include oversight of FOX Deportes, the No. 1 Latino Sports channel in the U.S. Krolik continues to work with the FOX Deportes team to grow the brand and strengthen the channel’s commitment to serving the U.S. Hispanic sports fan.
Prior to being promoted to his current position in 2013, Krolik served as Executive Vice President, FOX Sports Regional Networks since 2007. Previous to that, he served as General Manager of Fox Sports Bay Area from 1995 – 2007, where his responsibilities included overseeing all operations of the network, including affiliate relations, advertising sales, programming, production, marketing, and public relations. During his tenure at Fox Sports Bay Area, Krolik led the effort to convert the network from a premium channel to a basic cable channel.
Before joining FOX Sports, Krolik spent 15 years at HBO. His last role was as vice president of HBO International, where he was responsible for identifying and developing pay-TV channels and other media ventures in key global markets. Among his notable achievements was the successful launch of HBO in Brazil. Earlier in his career at HBO, Krolik held a series of positions in sales and marketing in New York, Florida, and California. Krolik began his professional career in government as staff assistant to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.
A native of New York City, Krolik graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English.