Wednesday, May 3
Executives -- John Skipper

John Skipper
Senior Vice President & General Manager
ESPN Internet Group

John Skipper was named senior vice president and general manager of ESPN Internet Group on January 19, 2000. He oversees content development, design, production and marketing for, and Soccernet, overseeing staffs in New York, Bristol, Ct., and Seattle. EIG is part of the Walt Disney Internet Group.

Skipper most recently had been senior vice president and general manager of ESPN The Magazine, where he oversaw the most successful magazine launch of the 1990s. During its inaugural year, the magazine earned more than 20 awards, including "Best New Magazine" honors from both Advertising Age and AdWeek magazines, as well as a 1999 National Magazine Award for design.

Before joining ESPN The Magazine, Skipper served two years as senior vice president of The Disney Publishing Group where he was in charge of all Disney's magazine, book and licensed publishing operations in the United States. Since 1990, Skipper was vice president of Disney Magazine publishing, overseeing Disney Adventures, Discover, FamilyFun and Family PC.

Prior to joining The Disney Publishing Group, Skipper held the title of president and publishing director at Spin magazine. Earlier he spent 10 years with Straight Arrow Publishing including eight years with Rolling Stone. At Straight Arrow, he rose to publisher of US magazine.

In 1999, Skipper was elected to the Audit Bureau of Circulations Board of Directors, Magazines Division. Also a board member of the Magazine Publishers of America, Skipper holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina and Columbia University, respectively.

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