ESPN names Bodenheimer executive chairman

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Burbank, Calif.—Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN has named George Bodenheimer executive chairman of the network, effective Jan. 1. Bodenheimer is currently president of ESPN and ABC Sports and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks. Succeeding Bodenheimer in the president and co-chairman roles will be John Skipper, currently ESPN's exec VP-content. Bodenheimer has been president of ESPN for 13 years.
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