From kudos to king

Fox Sports ups Goren to prez

NEW YORK — Ed Goren, who helped lead Fox Sports to 13 wins at the 21st Annual Sports Emmy Awards on Wednesday night, has been promoted to president of the sports cabler.

Goren, who was most recently executive producer of Fox Sports, fills the post that has been vacant since David Hill was pro-moted to chairman and CEO of Fox Sports Television Group in June 1999. Goren will report to Hill, and together they will continue to serve as exec producers of all Fox Sports programming.

In his new role, Goren will oversee all aspects of Fox Sports’ television investments and partnerships, including the National Football League, Major League Baseball and NASCAR. In addition, Goren will continue to spearhead the division’s strategy of pursuing major event programming.

“Ed has played an instrumental role in making Fox Sports an industry leader,” said Hill. “His proven leadership and experience in programming and production, combined with his passion and energy, will keep Fox Sports perfectly positioned for continued future success.”

A 20-time Emmy Award winner, Goren is responsible for the look, sound and editorial content of Fox Sports’ studio and game broadcasts.

Prior to joining Fox Sports in January 1994, Goren was a senior producer at CBS Sports, where he worked on events such as the World Series, NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Masters and Super Bowl XXVI. Other credits at CBS Sports include serving as producer of NFL, NBA and NCAA basketball broadcasts.

Goren joined the Eye net in 1966 as a copy boy in the news division. He joined CBS Sports in 1975 as a producer for CBS Sports Spectacular, the net’s sports anthology series.

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