Glover named NASCAR VP, broadcasting/new media

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- Richard Glover, a 20-year veteran of broadcasting and media, has joined NASCAR and NASCAR Digital Entertainment as vice president of broadcasting and new media. Glover will manage NASCAR's ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2003) -- Richard Glover, a 20-year veteran of broadcasting and media, has joined NASCAR and NASCAR Digital Entertainment as vice president of broadcasting and new media. Glover will manage NASCAR's television, media and entertainment activities out of its Los Angeles office.

Most recently, Glover served as executive vice president and managing director, Olympics for ABC/ESPN and The Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for managing all Olympics-related business for ABC, ABC Sports, ESPN and The Walt Disney Company. Previously he was executive vice president, Internet and New Media, for ABC, Inc. where he managed ABC and ESPN's internet businesses including ESPN.com, ABC.com, ABCNEWS.com, Enhanced TV and Movies.com. Prior to that, he was executive vice president, programming for ESPN, running domestic programming, ESPN.com and ESPN-The Magazine.

"We are thrilled to have Dick Glover join NASCAR," said NASCAR Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer Brian France. "He brings tremendous broadcast experience and leadership which will greatly enhance the long-term success and growth of NASCAR's broadcast and media rights. We have known Dick for over 10 years and I'm confident he will bring tremendous value to our entire sport."

"NASCAR is one of the greatest success stories in American sport," Glover said. "NASCAR's growth potential in television, new media and entertainment is astounding. I am excited and honored to be part of Brian France's team."

Glover has more than 20 years experience in broadcasting, the Internet, and starting and managing new businesses. He spent seven years with ESPN, serving in a variety of roles, including responsibility for all aspects of ESPN, Inc.'s domestic programming efforts and managing ESPN's expansion into new media including online services, pay-per-view, multimedia, out-of-home entertainment, merchandising and magazines. He was the executive in charge of the planning, development and launch of ESPN.com in 1994 and had the same management role four years later in the launch of ESPN-The Magazine.

From 1985-92, Glover served as senior vice president of Titan Sports where he managed its home video, licensing, pay-per-view and international operations, as well as its legal and business affairs and talent management. Before joining Titan, he was vice president, chief administrative officer of the NBA's Washington Bullets (now the Wizards) from 1983-85.

Glover's television programming experience also includes eight years with Westinghouse Broadcasting (now CBS).

Glover is a graduate of Duke University.

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