Premiere Ups Scott Shapiro to SVP Sports Programming
Premiere Networks promotes Scott Shapiro to Senior Vice President of Sports Programming, effective immediately. In his new post, he’ll continue to oversee the daily execution of the company’s sports programming and content, including FOX Sports Radio Network, as well as its lineup of podcasts and digital assets. Based in Los Angeles, Shapiro will continue to lead content strategy, while working closely with affiliate and advertising partners.
“Scott is a tremendous leader, incredible partner and wonderful friend,” said iHeartMedia Sports Executive Vice President of Programming Don Martin.. “I’m so proud of the talented family we have built on and off the air as we continue to produce the best sports audio content the industry has to offer. Julie Talbott and I couldn’t be happier to recognize Scott’s efforts with this well-deserved promotion.”
“I’m truly blessed to be working with such great people,” added Shapiro. “Julie Talbott and Don Martin are wonderful tone-setters who have set a world-class culture. The team I’m fortunate to work with on the air and behind the scenes inspires me on a daily basis to put my heart in and give this role my all.”
Shapiro joined Premiere Networks in 2015 as Vice President of Sports Programming. Prior to that, he served as Program Director of ESPN Radio. He previously served as producer of Mike & Mike. Prior to that, he held the role of Assistant Program Director and Executive Producer of WQXI-AM (790 The Zone) in Atlanta. He also produced Mayhem in the AM, and managed its simulcast on Comcast Sports South TV.