New York – FOX Sports has named Neal Scarbrough to the newly created position of Executive Editor and Gabe Spitzer to the role of Executive Producer, Original Programming and Branded Content. The announcement was made today by Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President of Content for FS1 and FS2, to whom both report.
“We are thrilled to welcome Neal and Gabe to FOX Sports,” Dixon said. “They both bring tremendous experience and creativity, which will prove to be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen our growing lineup of studio programming and build out our documentary content across all platforms.”
As Executive Editor, Scarbrough has editorial oversight of FS1’s studio programming and oversees news updates during the day while directing breaking news topics for discussion on FS1 studio programs. Scarbrough comes to FOX Sports from New England Sports Network (NESN) where he held the title of Senior Director. Prior to NESN, he was Senior Executive Producer at Al Jazeera America.
In the role of Executive Producer, Original Programming and Branded Content, Spitzer oversees current original programming as well as the development, acquisition and execution of short and long form documentary content. He is also the liaison between filmmakers and FOX Sports league partners, working across departments and platforms to maximize assets. Spitzer is a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and director and has worked on projects for HBO, NBC, FOX and ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, documenting sports legends like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Jimmie Johnson, John Daly, Kerri Walsh Jennings and more.