Francois McGillicuddy named SVP & GM of FOX Sports Ohio
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.
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
will also manage the transition of recently acquired SportsTime Ohio into the
FOX Sports portfolio of regional sports networks.
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.
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.”
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, 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.