Jon Litner, Yes

Years in Industry: 30

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Yale University (1985); Law degree from Cornell University (1988)

What a year for Litner, who led YES through two ownership changes within three months—the sale of YES from 21st Century Fox to Disney and Disney’s sale of YES to an ownership consortium consisting of the New York Yankees, Sinclair, Amazon and financial investors. None of that slowed him down though, with YES finishing 2019 as the most-watched RSN in the country for the 15th time in 17 years. In October, YES made Forbes’ annual list of the 10 most valuable sports business brands in the world for the ninth straight year. Litner seems to have sports in his DNA. As a 10-year-old in 1974, he won the 11-and-under Massachusetts State Punt, Pass & Kick championship and advanced to the New England championships at halftime of a New England Patriots game.

The COVID-19 Pandemic forever changed my perspective on:

Number of subscriptions to streaming services:

When restaurants open back up, my first stop will be…
The Greek, on Greenwich Street in Tribeca

Last content I streamed:
“Antarctica: A Year On Ice,” on Amazon Prime

The first thing I’ll do when I’m back in the office is…
Take a walk around, check up on everyone and thank them

If I launched my own personal streaming service, it would be called…
Lit Plus

Working from home has taught me…
How comfortable sweatpants are.

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