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Showtime Promotes Chris DeBlasio To SVP Sports Communications Role

Showtime has promoted longtime sports public relations executive Chris DeBlasio to senior vice president, sports communications, the network said Tuesday.

 DeBlasio will continue to oversee the network’s sports media, talent and public relations, sports awards, live event production support and sports messaging, said network officials.

DeBlasio, who will report to Trisha Cardoso, executive vice president of corporate communications, will also work closely with Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports’ executive vice president and general manager on Showtime sports events, according to Showtime.

DeBlasio joined Showtime in 2005 after serving previously as managing director of sports event publicity agency Brener Zwikel & Associates and has overseen the network’s boxing, mixed martial arts and sports documentary events/shows, including the 2015 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight, the most lucrative PPV event in television history.