Fox Sports Media Group Names Ackerson Interim SPEED President
FOX Sports Media Group has announced Emmy Award winning producer Scott Ackerson will serve as interim president of SPEED, beginning Jan. 1.
“We’re fortunate to have someone in-house with Scott’s production and leadership skills ready to step in as interim president at SPEED,” said FOX Sports Media Group Chairman David Hill. “Moving forward, every program at SPEED has to be of the same high quality you’d find on FOX Sports, and Scott can make that happen. In addition to overseeing all of FOX Sports’ studio production, Scott led the most successful, most-watched, NFL pregame show for 17 years, and his many talents will benefit SPEED on-air immediately.”
Ackerson currently serves as Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for FSMG and will continue in that role. He previously was Coordinating Producer for FOX NFL SUNDAY.
Said Ackerson: “I’m looking forward to building upon what the SPEED team already has started … and creating shows that resonate with the viewers.”
Ackerson joined FOX Sports in 1994, leading FOX NFL SUNDAY to its 17-year run as America’s most-watched NFL pregame show. Under his direction, the network’s signature studio program won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Show and became a cultural phenomenon watched by millions nationwide every Sunday. Its continuous run at the top places it alongside such iconic programs as Today and 60 Minutes.