Years in Cable: 15
Education: Indiana University
Best Advice: Find the fire before getting your hose.
Fox Sports 1 and 2 leapt onto televisions last year with the biggest sports network cable launch in history. Shanks oversaw the endeavor, absorbing the previous channels’ offerings and beefing up the programming slate. He began 2014, boldly enough, with the Super Bowl, producing more than 90 hours of exclusive live events, programs and specials on FOX Sports 1 in the lead-up week. With more than 6 Emmys, he’s one of the most influential TV execs in sports.
TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Eastbound & Down”
John, Paul, George or Ringo? Paul
One thing I would do all the time if I could: Read CableFAX
My ideal celebrity partner on Dancing with the Stars: Joe Buck
Favorite TV show as a kid: George of the Jungle
My favorite business/motivational book: Memos from the Chairman