NFL Media Names Leon Schweir VP of Broadcast Operations
The Pac-12 Networks vet will help lead move to new LA Stadium in 2021
NFL Media has hired sports-production veteran Leon Schweir as VP, broadcast operations. The former Pac-12 Networks SVP of production and digital content will play a key role in NFL Media’s move to the new LA Stadium and Entertainment District (The District) at Hollywood Park in summer 2021.
“We are excited to have Leon Schweir join our team to help manage our talented studio- and remote-operations, production-management, and tech-management teams and help us look forward to our new-facility planning,” says Dave Shaw, VP, production, NFL Media. “Leon has tremendous experience overseeing production and some great insights into technology and workflow planning. He will be a great leader for our management team with deep insights handling an array of situations. I am ecstatic to be reunited with my former colleague as he helps [VP, Engineering,] Bruce Goldfeder and me bring technological advances to our new infrastructure plan.”
At Pac-12 Networks, Schweir was responsible for event, studio, and digital content, including 850 live events and was part of the networks’ original launch team. He oversaw the engineering staff that originated the first full-IP production network, garnering IBC Finalist for Tech innovation and an Emmy nomination for the technology.
Prior to Pac-12 Networks, Schweir was SVP, production planning, and SVP, production, Versus Sports Network and Comcast SportsNet, in charge of studio and remote productions that included NHL, Tour de France, and NBA D League. Previous to that, he was executive producer/VP, production, Big Ten Network, overseeing studio-, remote-, and technical-operations teams and playing a key role in the successful launch and creation of a full-HD server-based studio facility. He had also served as executive producer/VP, programming, MSG Networks and Fox Sports NY, responsible for production and programming of two regional networks and live coverage of more than 300 sports events per year.