Charlie Dixon Joins Fox Sports

TV sports executive Charlie Dixon has been named executive vice president of content for Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.

In the newly created position, Dixon will oversee all content and production on the channels and report to Jamie Horowitz, President of Fox Sports National Networks.

Dixon and Horowitz worked together at ESPN where they co-developed series such as Olbermann,Numbers Never Lie and the reimagining of First Take. Most recently Dixon was NBC senior vice president of development, working with MSNBC and NBC News, according to Fox.

Reporting to Dixon are Melissa Forman, Senior Vice President, Development; Rick Jaffe, Senior Vice President, News; and Bill Dallman, Vice President, News Director; and Michael Hughes, Executive Producer, Fox Sports Live, said Fox Sports executives.

“Charlie brings us strong leadership, a keen knowledge of content, and a clever understanding of what programming resonates with sports fans on all screens,” said Horowitz in a statement.  “He is a great fit for the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that I have found since coming to FOX Sports, and I can’t wait for him to begin working with the talented and creative people we already have in place.” 

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.