Fox Sports Shuffles Executive Lineup

Group Names Nathanson GM for Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2; Wagner Adds Content Strategy to Duties

In a realignment of senior management, Fox Sports has put David Nathanson in charge of its new national cable networks Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.

At the same time, Fox said that another senior manager, Bill Wagner, has been named executive vice president of programming, research and content strategy.

Both executives report to Eric Shanks, president, COO and executive producer of Fox Sports.

"It’s been over three months since we launched Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, and over time we’ve identified areas that require focused attention from experienced executives,” said Shanks. “David and Bill are two of the most valued executives at Fox Sports, and we’re excited to expand and redefine their roles.”

Nathanson had been general manger of Fox Soccer and was responsible for Fox acquiring rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup soccer tournaments. He will continue to manage Fox Soccer Plus.

Wagner, who had been executive vice president for programming and research, adds responsibility for content strategy for all Fox Sports outlet.

Also getting new roles at Fox Sports are Scott Ackerson, who become executive vice president, news and George Greenberg, who becomes executive vice president, content integration and presentation. Both will report to Nathanson, and will focus on the new networks, as will Michael Bloom, senior vice president for original programming.

The reorganization follows Fox Sports co-president and COO Randy Freers’ ascension to president and COO Fox Networks Group, and the promotion of Jeff Krolik to president, Fox sports regional networks and Fox Deportes.