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McQuarrie Upped at Fox Sports International

7/12/2004 1:00 AM Eastern

Assuming greater day-to-day operational duties, Dermot McQuarrie has been promoted to the post of senior vice president and assistant general manager at Fox Sports International, officials said last week.

In his new job, McQuarrie will have more responsibility for Fox Sports World, while continuing as executive producer and head of programming for that network, as well as Fox Sports en Español and Fox Sports Latin America.

McQuarrie, who had previously served as VP of programming for Fox Sports International, will continue to report to David Sternberg, executive VP of emerging networks for Fox Cable Networks and GM for Fox Sports International.

A British Broadcasting Corp. and Grampian Television veteran, McQuarrie won acclaim when his exclusive report on an oil-rig blowout in the North Sea in 1977 was seen live in 109 countries.

Since joining Fox Sports International in 1997, McQuarrie has played a crucial role in developing and producing original series such as Fox Sports Noticias, Diario Fox Sports, Fox Sports World Report, MLS Wrap and the soon-to-debut Fox Football Friday.

In addition to his domestic responsibilities, McQuarrie also oversees program acquisitions for the Fox Pan American Sports joint venture encompassing Fox Sports-branded networks in Latin America.