Premiere Networks has announced the promotion of Scott Shapiro to SVP/Sports Programming including Fox Sports Radio.
Shapiro joined Premiere in January 2015 as Vice President of Fox Sports Radio. He also spent nine years at ESPN first as producer of Mike & Mike and later Program Director for the Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and SVP & Russillo shows. He has also worked as APD/Executive Producer of “790 The Zone” WQXI Atlanta.
Premiere Networks announced today that Scott Shapiro has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sports Programming for Premiere Networks, effective immediately. In Shapiro’s new position, he will continue to oversee the daily execution of the company’s sports programming and content, including the FOX Sports Radio Network, which reaches nearly 11 million monthly listeners on more than 600 stations nationwide, as well as its lineup of podcasts and digital assets, which continue to achieve record audience levels. FOX Sports Radio’s family of podcasts surpassed 45 million listens in the month of November (Source: Triton/Omny).
Based in Los Angeles, Shapiro will continue to lead content strategy, while working closely with affiliate and advertising partners to identify promotional opportunities and maximize engagement across the network’s portfolio of multiplatform brands. Shapiro continues to report to Don Martin, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Sports.
“Scott is a tremendous leader, incredible partner and wonderful friend,” said 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,” said 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, where he helped drive all-time peak listenership and viewership for Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and SVP & Russillo. He previously served as producer of Mike & Mike, which experienced double and triple-digit ratings gains on ESPN Radio and ESPN2 during his tenure. Prior to that, he held the role of Assistant Program Director and Executive Producer of WQXI-AM, 790 The Zone in Atlanta, Ga. He also produced Mayhem in the AM, and managed its simulcast on Comcast Sports South TV.