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It has been a little over three months since Le Anne Schreiber stepped down as ESPN’s Ombudsman.
Today ESPN has announced that legendary television executive Don Ohlmeyer will fill the Ombudsman’s post beginning in August. Ohlmeyer has signed an 18-month contract with the WWL. He will write monthly at ESPN.com.
Ohlmeyer is best known for his success at both ABC and NBC Sports. He ended his tenure at NBC by serving as the President at NBC West Coast until his retirement in 1999.
“Few people on the planet could bring to the role of ESPN ombudsman more credentials, intelligence, a track record of success and the fearlessness to speak his mind than Don Ohlmeyer,” said John A. Walsh, ESPN executive vice president and executive editor. “He is a noted maverick in the industry with a vast understanding of media, and we look forward to his contributions.”
I, too, look forward to Ohlmeyer’s assessment of the WWL.