Francois McGillicuddy named SVP & GM of FOX Sports Ohio

Francois

McGillicuddy, an accomplished executive with extensive experience in television

and sports media, has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of

FOX Sports Ohio. The announcement was made today by Jeff Krolik, Executive Vice

President of FOX Sports Networks, to whom McGillicuddy will report. 

 

McGillicuddy

will oversee all aspects of FOX Sports Ohio’s business, including production,

programming, advertising sales, marketing, and team relations, while also

working in conjunction with Fox’s affiliate sales and marketing group on

distribution issues.

                     

McGillicuddy

will also manage the transition of recently acquired SportsTime Ohio into the

FOX Sports portfolio of regional sports networks.

 

McGillicuddy

joins FOX Sports Ohio from Fox’s national cable channel SPEED, where he has

served as Vice President, Finance & Business Operations since 2006. 

In this position, he played a prominent role in decisions regarding ad sales,

rights acquisitions, production, technical operations, and other areas.

 

“We’re

pleased to have Francois continue his Fox career at FOX Sports Ohio,” said

Krolik.  “We have an outstanding team in place at Ohio, and Francois will

be a great addition.  His wealth of experience working with team partners,

as well as his business acumen and proven leadership will be a terrific asset

to our business.”

 

Prior

to joining SPEED in 2006, McGillicuddy was Vice President of Finance at Rainbow

Sports Networks, where he worked with several Fox RSNs, including FOX Sports

Ohio, to provide financial guidance in the then-joint venture with

Rainbow. 

 

Before

Rainbow, McGillicuddy held the position of Director of Strategic Planning at

Madison Square Garden, where he worked on initiatives for all of the company’s

assets, including the Knicks and Rangers.

 

McGillicuddy holds an

MBA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Alabama, and a BA

in Economics from Hobart College.