Ken Hershman to HBO Sports

By Robert Ecksel on October 13, 2011
Ken Hershman to HBO Sports
Sources say HBO Sports will formally name Ken Hershman to replace Ross Greenburg

Ken Hershman, the man behind Showtime’s dramatic resurgence in the fight game, is changing channels and jumping to HBO.

Showtime confirmed that Hershman has left the company and will replace Ross Greenburg who left in July.

Showtime released the following statement: “Sports has been an important part of our content lineup at Showtime for many years. We have a great team and great programming in place and our commitment to sports remains strong. We have no announcement about a successor at this time, when we do we will let everyone know.”

Hershman’s willingness to think creatively served Showtime and boxing well.

“Working at Showtime was an amazing experience,” Hershman said, “and I feel incredibly fortunate to have developed countless friendships and relationships across the organization. While I am sure that I will miss them all, I am excited by the opportunity to join the team at HBO and contribute to one of television’s most dynamic companies.”

Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, agreed: “I believe that Ken is a perfect fit for HBO Sports. He has a deep and thorough understanding of the sport of boxing and that background will be invaluable as he transitions to his role at HBO. Ken has demonstrated a capacity to think outside the box, and the combination of his experience and reputation make him the ideal executive addition to HBO’s already stellar sports department.”

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  1. Joe 07:40am, 10/14/2011

    Please no MMA on HBO!!!!!

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