Title: President/COO/Executive Producer, FOX Sports
Years in Cable: 15
Education: Indiana University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Never give up cabinet space.
Not only was 2014 the first full year for FOX Sports One, it was Shanks’ first full year as the sole president of FOX Sports. As a new player—and the fastest-growing sports network—FOX Sports One already has changed the television landscape. And not only that, but Shanks has parlayed Fox’s broadcast Super Bowl coverage with several hours of ancillary footage of the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl on FOX Sports One. With sports now among the most valued content on TV, Shanks has a catbird seat at the table.
I watch most programming on this device: TV
Favorite screen: Sunscreen
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Cowboy Bob”
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Homemade ice cream
My favorite business/motivational book: Letters From The Chairman