Exex upped at ESPN

Driessen, Zucker fill exec veep posts

ESPN on Monday announced the promotions of Christine Driessen to executive VP and chief financial officer and David Zucker to executive VP and managing editor, ESPN Intl.

Driessen, 42, had been senior VP and chief financial officer for ESPN since August 1994.

In her new position, she will continue to oversee the company’s financial operations, serving as financial advisor on strategic planning for acquisitions, new business ventures and programming initiatives. ESPN’s management information services department will also continue to report to her.

Zucker, 36, had been senior VP and managing director, ESPN Intl., since December 1995.

International activity

In his new job, Zucker will continue to oversee all aspects of ESPN’s international activities, including launching networks and syndicating programs. ESPN currently owns or has equity stakes in 21 networks outside the U.S., transmitting in 20 languages to 157 million viewers in 180 countries.

From 1990 to 1993, Zucker served in a number of programming capacities for ESPN, including VP of programming.

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