ESPN Europe, Middle East and Africa managing director Lynne Frank is leaving the pay-TV broadcaster, citing personal reasons. Frank, who was at Turner Broadcast Systems (TBS) before ESPN, is from the US and will return to California. Including her TBS stint she has spent 17 years in the UK.
ESPN UK spokesman Tristan O’Carroll told Informa Telecoms & Media that she will remain in her current position until September and that the process of finding a replacement is already underway.
Our business throughout Europe, the UK, the Middle East and Africa has made dynamic progress under her leadership, said Russell Wolff, executive vice-president and managing director, ESPN International. “I will work closely with [Lynne] to ensure a smooth transition as we identify her successor.