New Marketing Director Named at Fox Sports Net Chicago

Network also Announces Two Additional Marketing Department Hires

(CHICAGO) – Jay Elliott, a five-time Emmy award winner and recipient of the PROMAX "Silver Medallion" award for excellence in on-air promotions, was named the new Director of Marketing & Communications for Fox Sports Net Chicago. James J. Corno, Fox Sports Net Chicago's Senior Vice President/General Manager, made the announcement.

In addition, Larry Libman has been named FSNC's new On-Air Promotions Manager and Jennifer Gricus has been named the network's Community Relations Coordinator.

Elliott most recently held the title of On-Air Promotions Manager for Fox Sports Net Chicago. He will oversee the network's local marketing efforts and coordinate all facets of national Fox Sports Net marketing with Rainbow Sports Networks.

Libman, Emmy winner and former Topical Producer for the regional sports report telecasts in Chicago, Ohio and Bay Area, will oversee the network's on-air promotions endeavors with the city's professional teams, FSN's local affiliates and all sponsor-related promotions. Gricus, former Associate Producer for the Chicago Sports Report, will facilitate Fox Sports Net Chicago's event promotions and community relations programs.

"Jay's solid background and knowledge of the local market makes him invaluable in helping us achieve the goals we've established for our network," said Corno. "Larry and Jennifer's on-going efforts to strengthen our channel will continue to grow in their new roles."

Fox Sports Net Chicago reaches more than 3.7 million households in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. Fox Sports Net Chicago is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Net Chicago's programming includes Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs baseball, Chicago Bulls basketball and Chicago Blackhawks hockey, along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.

Fox Sports Net reaches more than 78 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.

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