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

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Fox Sports Heats Up with a Summer of Soccer

Fox Sports has long talked about the importance of football to its overall strategy, but soccer is becoming more important than ever before. This year, it’s kicking off a “Summer of Soccer” event that

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