John Entz was elevated to President, Production, FOX Sports in April 2015. He is responsible for all live event production, pre- and postgame coverage, as well as studio and technical operations. The multiple Sports Emmy Award-winning producer also serves as Executive Producer of FOX Sports alongside FOX Sports President Eric Shanks. He is the fifth executive producer in FOX Sports’ 22-year history, joining David Hill, Ed Goren, the late Doug Sellars and Shanks.
Entz’s responsibilities include all studio and event production for the networks and entities including FOX Sports, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX Deportes. He also serves in an advisory capacity to the Big Ten Network. Combined, these networks produce more than 3,000 events annually.
Entz previously served as Senior Vice President of Production for MLB Network beginning in September 2008, helping to launch the network on Jan. 1, 2009. He was responsible for overseeing the look and presentation of MLB Network’s studio programming and game coverage. In MLB Network’s first year on the air, Entz oversaw 2,300 live hours of programming, including the network’s signature “MLB Tonight” studio show and coverage of breaking news and special events. In March 2010, Entz was honored as one of Sports Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.”
Entz formerly was a Vice President and Executive Producer at FOX Sports Net, where he produced the MLB ALL-STAR GAME RED CARPET SHOW and BCS PREGAME SPECIAL for FOX Sports, and also worked on FOX Sports’ Super Bowl pregame coverage. He also oversaw daily production of THE BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD and the show’s Top 50 Countdown specials. Prior to joining FOX in 2005, Entz worked at ESPN as an associate producer and Production Assistant on “SportsCenter,” “Baseball Tonight” and “NFL Primetime,” winning a Sports Emmy Award.