He will assume oversight of Fox Deportes in his new role
Jeff Krolik has been promoted from Fox Sports Regional Networks executive vice president to president, and will assume leadership of Fox Deportes.
The changes gives him oversight of the No. 1 U.S. Latino-targeted sports channel, in addition to Fox Sports Regional Networks’ 22 owned-and-operated networks. Fox Deportes leads both Univision Deportes and ESPN Deportes in year-to-date total viewers and people 18-49, TheWrap reported last month.
Krolik will report to Eric Shanks, president and chief operating office of Fox Sports.
Krolik joined Fox Sports in 2007, helping to grow the regional sports group from 18 to 22 networks. Over the past two years, Fox Sports Regional Networks has added Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports New Orleans, and SportsTime Ohio to its roster of owned-and-operated regional sports networks and has acquired 49 percent of the YES Network.
Through his management of Fox Sports Regional Networks, Krolik oversees local relationships with 45 NBA, NHL, and MLB teams and is responsible for a business that produces more than 5,000 live sports telecasts annually.
Prior to Fox Sports, Krolik served as general manager of Fox Sports Bay Area from 1995 to 2007. Before that, he spent 15 years at HBO, where he last served as vice president of HBO International.
“Jeff has played a vital role in growing our regional sports network business and helping it become the industry leader it is today,” Shanks said. “I’m confident Jeff will continue to do an outstanding job managing our regional business, while also overseeing the growth of Fox Deportes.”