FOX Sports Networks (FSN) announced today that Brian Hogan has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Arizona. Hogan succeeds Mike Connelly, who was recently named Senior Vice President and Executive Producer of FSN and relocated to the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles.
Hogan assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management of Phoenix-based FOX Sports Arizona, the state’s only regional sports cable network, reaching 2.5 million homes in Arizona and New Mexico. The network provides television coverage of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, New Mexico State University, the Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Interscholastic Association. Hogan will report to Jeff Krolik, Executive Vice President, FSN.
“We’re pleased to have Brian lead FOX Sports Arizona,” Krolik said. “His extensive sales and management experience will be a great benefit to our business, and his track record of reliability, integrity, and success will help ensure continued strong relationships with our team partners.”
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“This is a tremendous opportunity,” Hogan said. “I have always admired FOX Sports Arizona and the accomplishments of its talented staff. It’s exciting to come to an area with great teams and passionate fans and I intend on continuing to make this network Arizona’s leader for local sports television.”
Prior to joining FOX Sports Arizona, Hogan served as the Vice President and General Sales Manager at FOX Sports South and SportsSouth in Atlanta for 13 years, where he oversaw all aspects of sales and marketing. From 1998-99, he was Sales Manager for FOX Sports Net/Home Team Sports in Atlanta, where he managed the national sales office for 23 regional sports networks in the Southeastern United States.
Before starting his 14-year career with Fox, Hogan was College Television Network’s Vice President Sales Manager from 1997-98, where he oversaw all aspects of advertising sales in the Southeast. From 1991-97, he worked with Turner Broadcasting System, serving as account executive for TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network.
Born and raised in Chicago, Hogan is a graduate of the University of Utah.