Jamie Horowitz's job running NBC's Today Show did not last very long. In fact he was fired from the job before he officially started.
Horowitz had big plans to shake up the Today Show and get it back on track, before he could do that, Today staffers went running to management and Horowitz was kicked to the curb.
He came to NBC from ESPN and now he is headed back into the sports world, but this time with Fox Sports.
Horowitz has been named president of Fox Sports National Networks, where he will be in charge of both Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, overseeing all programming, marketing and scheduling. He will report to Eric Shanks, president, COO and executive producer, Fox Sports and will be based out of the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles. He is scheduled to start mid-May.
“Fox Sports 1 is the fastest growing sports channel in the country, and we’ve seen about a 30% viewership increase overall, and 50% increase for live events, year over year,” said Shanks. “That substantial growth has made it necessary to more clearly define our organizational structure so we’re better positioned for long-term success. Bringing an extremely creative executive like Jamie aboard to oversee our national cable channels ties everything together.”