John Lasker

John Lasker

Senior Vice President, ESPN+ 

John Lasker is senior vice president, ESPN+. He is responsible for developing the growth strategy and general management of ESPN+, the industry-leading sports streaming service at the center of ESPN’s preparation for a direct-to-consumer future.  

Lasker works closely with functional groups across ESPN, Disney+ and Hulu, including programming, content acquisition, marketing, ad sales, technology, product, finance, communications, research and analytics, and more.  

 Lasker joined ESPN in 1999 as a supervisor of sales planning, advancing to account sales executive in 2002 and manager of program planning just one year later.  

 In 2006 he assumed responsibility for programming and acquisitions for ESPN’s digital media. Since that time Lasker has been a key leader in the development of ESPN’s live streaming efforts, leading the content and acquisition strategies for the launch of ESPN MobileTV in 2006, in 2010, WatchESPN in 2011, and ESPN+ in 2018.     

 Prior to ESPN, Lasker worked at Zenith Media in New York as a media buyer.  

 A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lasker graduated from Marist College in 1997 with a degree in psychology.  

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