The news trickled out in January and was made official today. The ESPN Radio network is adding ESPN New York Program Director Justin Craig to its management team as its Senior Director of Programming and Operations. Craig will report to VP of ESPN Network Content Dave Roberts.
With Craig shifting north to Bristol, CT, ESPN New York 98.7 FM is promoting Ryan Hurley to program director, and producer Jonathan Winthrop to Assistant Program Director. Winthrop will remain installed as Stephen A. Smith’s producer on his radio show which airs on ESPN Radio’s stations in New York and Los Angeles.
“Justin brings to this role a wide range of experience and winning results,” said Roberts. “He clearly understands the value of how the local and national networks can collectively create an even stronger culture of success. Bottom line: Justin Craig is uniquely prepared for this extremely important leadership role. He’s a winner.”