Silverman, currently leader of the Big Ten Network, a joint venture of Fox Sports and the Big Ten Conference, was named president of national networks at Fox Sports, giving him oversight of all programming, production, marketing, and digital for Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 live events and studio shows. He will also retain his current responsibilities at Btn. He will start his new job on January 16.
“Mark is an excellent, creative executive who has been in the Fox Sports family for over 11 years with great success,” said Eric Shanks, president and executive producer at Fox Sports. “We couldn’t be more thrilled he has chosen to take this new role on our team.”
Silverman is essentially filling the role previously held by Jamie Horowitz, a celebrated sports executive whose legacy at Fox Sports is a parade