Education: BA, Yale University; law degree, Cornell University
Years in Cable: 10

Among his many accomplishments over the last year was Litner’s instrumental role in NBC Sports Group’s new, long-term agreement with the PGA of America, which extends NBC’s and Golf Channel’s Ryder Cup coverage through 2030. He was the architect of the long-term broadcast rights deal recently completed by Comcast/NBCU and the Philadelphia Phillies. The pact expands Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s role as the Phillies’ primary television partner for decades. Additionally, Litner is the driving force behind “symphonic” cross-promotional efforts within NBCU that leverage revenue and promo opportunities surrounding major sporting events.

TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

My favorite newfound hobby: Driving the New Jersey Turnpike

One thing I would do all the time if I could: Ski

Favorite Restaurant: La Tour d’Argent, Paris

Who’s on tap for the next big comeback? Andrew Dice Clay

Who’s on deck for the next celebrity meltdown? Andrew Dice Clay

Desert island album: Exile on Main St., The Rolling Stones

Favorite TV show as a kid: “This Week in Baseball” (hosted by Mel Allen)

The last time I had a good laugh: Witnessing NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert encounter a plumbing issue at the Sochi Airport.

My favorite business/motivational book: The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

The Daily


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