GEORGE BODENHEIMER (born May 6, 1958) is the former president of ESPN
Inc. and of ABC 's sports division, known since 2006 as
ESPN on ABC .
He was president of
ESPN since November 19, 1998 and of the former ABC
Sports since March 3, 2003. As president of ESPN, he launched: ESPNHD
, ESPN2HD ,
ESPN Plus ,
ESPN PPV ,
ESPN Motion ,
ESPNU , ESPN
Deportes . As of October, 2011 Bodenheimer was replaced by John
George was first hired at
ESPN as a mailroom clerk.
The Sports Business Journal named Bodenheimer the most influential
person of 2008 on a list of 50 people.
As of January 1, 2012, Bodenheimer was the executive chairman of