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George Bodenheimer (born May 6, 1958) is the former president of ESPN Inc. and of ABC's sports division, known since 2006 as ESPN
ESPN
on ABC. He was president of ESPN
ESPN
since November 19, 1998 and of the former ABC Sports since March 3, 2003. The Sports Business Journal named Bodenheimer the most influential person of 2008 on a list of 50 people.[1] As of January 1, 2012, Bodenheimer was the executive chairman of ESPN, with John Skipper replacing him as president.[2] On December 18, 2017, he became acting chairman of ESPN
ESPN
after Skipper announced his resignation.[3] References[edit]

^ "The 50 Most Influential List 1-10". Sports Business Daily. 14 December 2009.  ^ "Lexington native to head ESPN". Winston-Salem Journal. 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2011-11-25. [permanent dead link] ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2017-12-18). " ESPN
ESPN
Chief John Skipper Steps Down, Citing Substance Addiction Problem". Variety. Retrieved 2017-12-18. 

Corporate bio One Chief for ESPN
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and ABC Sports, by George

External links[edit]

George Bodenheimer interview video at the Archive of American Television

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Jim McKay
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Dennis Swanson (February 1986–April 1996) Steve Bornstein (April 1996–March 1999) Howard Katz (March 1999–March 2003) George Bodenheimer (March 2003–October 2011) John Skipper (October 2011–December 2017)

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