Eric Shanks, Fox

Years in Industry: 27

Education: Indiana University

With live sports taken off the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shanks and Silverman rallied their teams to come up with new ways to entertain Fox Sports fans. The pair embraced esports as a means to replace the missing programming, launching “World of Outlaws iRacing” events as well as a Major League Soccer eMLS Tournament Special. The special teamed up MLS and eMLS players from the same clubs to play in single-elimination tournaments in video game “FIFA 20.”

Number of subscriptions to streaming services:
On average, 3

Without sports on TV, I have…
Been watching whatever the kids have on TV.

Working from home has taught me…
I can make lunch for 3 kids in 25 minutes.

Best Zoom background goes to…
David Katz, EVP, Digital, FOX Sports. All his backgrounds are relevant to each meeting.

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