ESPN has re-set its senior executive team in the wake of Connor Schell’s exit and Jodi Markley’s retirement. (Oh yeah, and those 500 cut jobs last week.)
By last year, the cable sports network’s signature show was suffering from slumping ratings as the company fought against the business climate of cord-cutting and the divisive politics of the Trump era. Enter Norby Williamson, who was named ESPN’s executive vice president of studio production in September 2017, placing him in charge of SportsCenter. His strategy: Return the show to its roots as a hub of news and highlights.