Sinclair Ups Gharabegian To Deputy General Counsel Of Regional Sports

Sinclair Broadcast Group has promoted Phillip Gharabegian to deputy general counsel and SVP business affairs for the company’s regional sports networks (RSNs).

In his new role, he will continue to be a key part of the company’s rights negotiations and will play a larger role in strategic rights initiatives for the RSNs. He will continue to report into David Gibber, general counsel of Sinclair Broadcast Group.

In making the announcement, Gibber said: “Phillip is an integral member of the RSN team and has been pivotal in the smooth transition to our ownership, particularly relating to team and league negotiations and relationships. We look forward to Phillip playing an expanded role as we build and grow our RSN portfolio.”

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Gharabegian joined the RSNs in 2002 and has served in a business and legal affairs capacity as senior vice president, vice president and senior director. He is a member of the management team that oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives for Sinclair’s RSNs, the largest portfolio of RSNs in the country.

Gharabegian has more than 20 years of experience across a broad range of sports media and entertainment negotiations, including negotiations with professional sports teams and leagues. Prior to joining the RSNs, Gharabegian worked at the law firms of Hogan Lovells and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Gharabegian received his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

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