Jeff Genthner - 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award

BA '80 Telecommunication

Jeff GenthnerJeff Genthner is the senior vice president and general manager of four Atlanta-based sports networks: FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth. During his 33-year career Genthner has worked for Cablevision Systems, Anheuser Busch, The Washington Post Company and played a pivotal role in launching and managing regional sports networks in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Michigan and Florida.

He has held various roles within the television industry including producer of New York Yankees and New York Islanders telecasts on SportsChannel New York. He also served as managing director of the US Olympic Committee's Entertainment Properties division and served as the organization's television liaison with NBC and the International Olympic Committee during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Genthner served as Chairman of the Atlanta Sports Council from 2008 through 2011.

He is a 1980 graduate of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

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