New roles for Bodenheimer, Skipper

Updated: November 22, 2011, 11:47 AM ET

BURBANK, Calif. -- George Bodenheimer has been named executive chairman of ESPN, and John Skipper will replace him as president of the network and co-chair of Disney Media Networks.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Bob Iger, the president and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company.

"With George's continued presence, John's experience and vision and an executive management team and workforce that are unparalleled in the sports media business, ESPN is extremely ...

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