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John Skipper

Mr. Skipper became a Senior Advisor of Ceres infrastructure Asset Management in March 2024.

John Skipper is a Cofounder and the CEO of Meadowlark Media.

In January 2021, Skipper and Dan Le Batard launched Meadowlark, a content studio and creator network focused on premium storytelling. Skipper and his team have completed a first of its kind licensing deal with DraftKings for the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz and continue to develop a robust content portfolio together. Meadowlark has additionally inked a first-look deal with Apple TV+ for unscripted films and is actively developing an original documentary slate. In June 2022, Prime Video greenlit Good Neighbors, a docu-series Meadowlark is co-producing with Skydance Sports.

Skipper previously was the Executive Chairman of DAZN. In that role, he oversaw DAZN’s global expansion, rights acquisition strategy and corporate positioning.

Prior to joining DAZN in May 2018, Skipper spent more than two decades with The Walt Disney Company. From 2012-2017, Skipper served as ESPN President and Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, securing ESPN’s global leadership position in the competitive sports media landscape through groundbreaking multiplatform rights agreements by embracing new technologies.

Skipper led ESPN to a series of long-term, multiplatform agreements with major rights holders, including the NBA, MLB, the College Football Playoff, major college conferences, US Open tennis, and the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls.

In 1997, Skipper launched ESPN The Magazine and went on to hold a variety of leadership positions including Executive Vice President, Content prior to being named President.

Diversity was a hallmark of Skipper’s tenure at ESPN, changing the way the network looked both in front of and behind the camera.

Skipper began his career in publishing, rising to senior roles with Rolling Stone, US and Spin magazines. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina and Columbia University, respectively.

Skipper lives in New York City.