Michael Connelly

Years in Cable: 29

Education: U of Minnesota: Brown College

Connelly has no pregame jitters as he maintains high levels of consistency for 44 team brands across 22 Fox regional sports networks. There’s very little that he hasn’t encountered before given his deep experiential knowledge and jobs from intern to network executive. Meanwhile, Chambers is heading into his third decade in cable with the same focus that helped him reach goals in his first two. He continues to excel at closing the deal with complex team renewals.

The biggest innovation in media/broadband over the last year? Expanded IP/broadband for content distribution.

Favorite restaurant: Manny’s Steakhouse – Minneapolis

Bitcoin – pro or con? Con

Favorite short-form content? Instagram

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Morning Briefing on NY Times

Last show I binged not on my network(s): “Vietnam” – Ken Burns

Favorite podcast: “The Dail”y, ”Bill Burr,” “74 Seconds”

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? The Flash! Growing up I ran so slow my nickname was “Monday Night.”

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