YES Network Names Former NBC RSN Chief Jon Litner as President

FOX Sports has named Jon Litner President of the YES Network.  Most recently, Litner had been President of NBC Sports Group, responsible for the eight NBC Regional Sports Networks and Golf Channel. Litner has also held the titles of President, SportsNet NY (SNY), guiding the network through its launch, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the NHL.

JonLitnerReporting to Jeff Krolik, President of FOX Sports Regional Networks, Litner will assume his position immediately at the YES Network headquarters in New York City.

“We are truly pleased to welcome an executive with Jon’s talent, experience and outstanding record of accomplishment,” said Krolik.  “We have every confidence that Jon will build on the YES Network’s remarkable level of success.”

“Jon is an excellent choice for this crucial role,” said New York Yankees President Randy Levine. “He has been a real leader in the sports industry in general and in the regional sports network space in particular, and is a great fit for our YES partnership with FOX.”

Tracy Dolgin continues in his role as non-executive chairman, the position he assumed in June after transitioning from the President & CEO position he held at YES since September, 2004. In this role, Dolgin will pursue strategic initiatives for YES and its owners while also pursuing personal opportunities.