ListMoto - John Skipper

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JOHN SKIPPER is an American businessman and is the president of ESPN Inc. as well as the co-chairman of Disney Media Networks as of January 1, 2012.

In June 1997, Skipper became senior vice president and general manager of ESPN
the Magazine . Since October 2005, he has served as executive vice president of content.

Skipper attended Lexington Senior High School in Lexington, North Carolina . He then attended UNC-Chapel Hill and earned a bachelor's degree in English literature. After receiving his master's degree in the same field from Columbia University
Columbia University
, he went to work for Rolling Stone , starting as a secretary but moved up. He also worked for Us and Spin before becoming senior vice president of Disney Publishing Group .

John Skipper's disregard of eSports as a "real sport," referring to them as a "competition" instead, has been negatively noted by various websites.