Ohlmeyer To Serve As ESPN Ombudsman
July 17, 2009 at 4:57 AM (PT)
ESPN has named legendary former ABC and NBC executive DON OHLMEYER as its new ombudsman, filling the position left open by the end of LEANN SCHREIBER's term with the network. OHLMEYER will serve an 18 month term as ombudsman and will write a monthly column on ESPN.com.
"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 EVP and Executive Editor JOHN WALSH. "He is a noted maverick in the industry with a vast understanding of media, and we look forward to his contributions."
OHLMEYER has won 16 Emmys (including the Lifetime Achievement Award) and two PEABODY Awards and has been credited with a long list of innovations in sports broadcasting.