John Kosner

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 than any other sports Web site. And get this: Beyond sports, 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? ?

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