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ESPN President Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction

ESPN President Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) John Skipper resigned on Monday as president of ESPN, the company’s most important network, due to a problem with addiction

“I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction,” Skipper, who was also Disney Media Networks co-chairman, said in a statement. “I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem.” (es.pn/2kgmnCb)

George Bodenheimer will be the sports network’s acting chairman for the next 90 days, ESPN said in a statement. He had been its president from 1998 to 2011 and executive chairman until May 2014.

An ESPN spokeswoman declined to comment on who may be considered as Skipper’s successor.

Source: #Reuters

GiGi Capone

December 19th, 2017

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