One of the highest-ranking women behind the scenes in sports media has a new role.
Marie Donoghue is joining DraftKings as Chief Business & Growth Officer, The Post has learned.
“We are delighted to welcome Marie Donoghue to our executive team and the immense wealth of experience she brings as a highly-regarded leader and trailblazer within our industry,” DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins said in a statement. “Marie’s exceptional track record speaks for itself, and she is poised to be a transformative force in our company’s future success.”
Said Donoghue: “I am thrilled to be joining DraftKings during this exciting phase and have long admired the organization’s steady rise as an industry innovator. This is a special opportunity to expand on its industry-leading position and propel the company to new heights.”
As The Post’s Andrew Marchand first reported, Donoghue left her post as Amazon’s VP of U.S. Sports Content & Partnerships earlier this month after a stretch in which she was instrumental in spearheading the acquisition and launch of “Thursday Night Football” on the retail behemoth’s Prime Video streaming service.
Previously, she spent 18 years at ESPN, ultimately rising to the level of executive vice president of global business and content strategy, where she oversaw myriad departments, including ESPN Films’ “30 for 30.”
At ESPN, she was in the inner circle of former president John Skipper, who co-founded Meadowlark Media with former ESPN talent Dan Le Batard.
Le Batard’s show in specific and Meadowlark in general have been a key component of DraftKings’ media partnerships.
On Wednesday, Sportico reported DraftKings and Barstool Sports were in advanced talks on a partnership agreement that would begin after the Super Bowl when Barstool’s noncompete with previous parent company PENN Entertainment expires.
DraftKings operates a mobile sportsbook in 26 states, daily fantasy sports in 44 states and iGaming (mobile casino games) in five states.
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