Title: SVP/GM, Digital & Print Media, ESPN
Years in Cable: 15
Education: BA, Stanford
Best Advice: Think and act aggressively but be humble.
Why Him? ESPN continues its sports dominance across platforms. In May Kosner added oversight of ESPN’s print business, a strategic move aimed to leverage the network’s multiplatform approach. Last year, ESPN Digital Media logged its most-trafficked year to date, with more eyes on ESPN.com than any other sports Web site. And get this: Beyond sports, ESPN.com has the fifth-largest audience of men 18-34 across the entire Internet, behind Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft.
Year Ahead: As he continues to merge ESPN’s digital and print products, Kosner has new opportunities to transform tried-and-true media.
Favorite meal I can also prepare: Anything involving boiling water.
One topping that should never be on a hot dog: Ketchup
Favorite restaurant: Loconda Verde, New York
Favorite “going out” town: Paris
One thing I tell my kids about success in life: Dream big.
Worst thing heard in a meeting: “Playing devil’s advocate…”
Acts I would see live: Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Fleet Foxes
Favorite sports team: Phoenix Suns
Favorite vacation spot: Montauk, N.Y.
How many companies have you worked for since college? 4
Burning question for my iPhone 4S Siri: When can I get sports scores and schedules? ?