NEW YORK — Brian McAndrews has been appointed executive VP and general manager of ABC Sports, where he will run the day-to-day operations of the division under Steve Bornstein, prexy of ABC Sports and prexy and CEO of ESPN.
McAndrews assumes a position that was made vacant when the former senior VP of sports programming, David Downs, moved over to senior VP, network operations and development, for the ABC network.
McAndrews’ new job will encompass more than Downs’ former ABC Sports position. McAndrews will act as Bornstein’s No. 2 at ABC Sports, where he’ll be responsible for managing the division, including production, programming and operations.
The new position is effective March 17, and McAndrews will relocate from Los Angeles to New York.
McAndrews moves to ABC’s sports division from his post as executive VP, production, for the ABC television network, a job he began in July 1995. He joined the Alphabet as director of marketing for ABC Entertainment in 1990. In 1991, he was named director of current series programming, and in 1993 he was promoted to VP of current series programming. Before joining ABC, McAndrews was a product manager with General Mills.