President, MLB Network
Rob McGlarry is the president of MLB Network, Major League Baseball's Emmy Award-winning TV network, now in its eighth year on the air. An executive at MLB Network since its record-setting launch in 50 million homes in 2009, McGlarry was named president in December 2014.
Since its launch in 2009, MLB Network has received accolades for its coverage of the biggest events and headlines in baseball, including the Postseason and World Series, All-Star Game, Spring Training and trade deadline. In that time, MLB Network has been honored with a total of 21 Sports Emmy Awards and 67 nominations by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In its first year with McGlarry at the helm, MLB Network delivered its most-watched year ever in 2015 and its signature program, MLB Tonight, won its fourth Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Daily Studio Show. That same year, MLB Network launched its first-ever regular-season morning show, MLB Central, and debuted Studio 21, a state-of-the-art, 8,000-square foot studio named in honor of Hall of Famer and humanitarian Roberto Clemente that is home to three daily studio shows: MLB Central, MLB Now and Quick Pitch.
In 2015, MLB Network launched a live, authenticated stream of its 24/7 programming on eight of the top 10 pay TV providers in the U.S. Additionally, MLB Network consolidated MLB Productions and MLB International into its operations. As part of the National Hockey League's groundbreaking digital media rights deal with MLB Advanced Media in August 2015, McGlarry also oversees all day-to-day operations of the NHL Network, based out of MLB Network's headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey, beginning with the start of the 2015-16 NHL season.
Upon joining MLB Network as SVP, Programming and Business Affairs, in 2008, McGlarry oversaw the network's programming development, business affairs and on-air talent negotiations. In 2012, McGlarry was named as executive vice president, adding oversight of affiliate sales and marketing, and playing an instrumental role in the network's affiliate distribution renewals. He was later appointed EVP, Content, in 2014, assuming responsibility for all programming and production.
Before joining MLB Network, McGlarry worked at Major League Baseball from 2003-08. As VP of Broadcasting Business Affairs, McGlarry played a key role in negotiating MLB's broadcasting deals, including the landmark agreements to create and launch MLB Network.
Prior to MLB, McGlarry was an assistant to former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and an attorney at a New York law firm, where he worked on MLB matters as outside counsel. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and has an undergraduate degree from Amherst College.
McGlarry resides with his family in New York City.
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Promotion
Mary Beck is the Senior Vice President of Marketing & Promotion for MLB Network.
Beck, formerly Major League Baseball's Vice President of Brand Advertising and Marketing, leads the building of MLB Network's brand and oversees advertising and on-air promotions. Beck, who joined Major League Baseball in 2001, was responsible for promoting the MLB brand and supporting the marketing initiatives of all the league's departments in an effort to grow the popularity of the game. Prior to 2001, Beck was a co-founder of the East Coast office of Move.com and also held positions for Turner Broadcasting Sales at CNN and TBS/TNT.
Vice President, Programming
Andy Butters is the Vice President of Programming for MLB Network.
Butters, formerly Director of Program Planning at the NFL Network, is responsible for the developing MLB Network's on-air program schedule. Since 2006, Butters had been responsible for the launch of 13 new series at the NFL Network. Prior to joining the NFL Network, Butters worked at ESPN for 16 years, concentrating on the selection of programming relating to MLB, NFL and motor sports. He also served as the day-part planner for ESPN's main network, in which he determined the show-by-show schedule for the year.
Vice President, Distribution, Affiliate Sales & Marketing
Brent Fisher is the Vice President of Distribution, Affiliate Sales & Marketing for MLB Network.
Fisher, who joined MLB Network in 2008 as Senior Director of Distribution, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, is responsible for overseeing the relationship between the network and satellite, cable, and telco operators and for continuing to grow MLB Network's distribution.
Before joining MLB Network, Fisher spent five years in Affiliate Sales at NFL Network.
Fisher earned his master's degree in Management of Sports Industries from the University of New Haven in 2003.
Prior to attending the University of New Haven, Fisher spent four years playing professional basketball in Portugal, Israel and in the United States Basketball League.
Fisher earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1998.
Vice President, Engineering and IT
Mark Haden is the Vice President of Engineering and IT for MLB Network.
Mark ensures that the facility meets the technical needs of MLB Network as well as MLB Productions. With a staff of over 40 professional technicians, Mark oversees day-to-day technical operations as well as broadcast and office computer networks for this "lens to satellite" facility. Mark also is responsible for refreshing technologies and keeps a close eye on the future investigating new and promising innovations and techniques.
Mark Haden brings over 35 years of varied technical expertise to MLB Network. He was previously at ABC News, served as Director of East Coast Production at HBO, and also held positions with USA Network and Lifetime Television.
Vice President, Creative Services
Chris Mallory is the Vice President of Creative Services for MLB Network. Mallory is responsible for overseeing the graphic design and art direction of MLB Network's on-air programming, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning "MLB Tonight."
Before joining MLB Network in 2008, Mallory spent two years as the senior creative director for ESPN on ABC. Prior to ESPN on ABC, Mallory was the creative director for ABC Sports, where he produced the animation packages for every ABC Sports franchise, including Super Bowl XXXIV and XXXVII, Monday Night Football, College Football Bowl Championship Series, the Indy Racing League series, figure skating and the inaugural Formula 1 Race.
Prior to joining ABC Sports, Mallory was the art director for ABC News, where he was responsible for the production design of Good Morning America, 20/20, World News Tonight and special events, including ABC's presidential election coverage. Mallory began his career as an apprentice at NBC News in 1987.
Mallory's work has been honored with more than 30 nominations and 12 Sports Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, including four while at MLB Network: Outstanding Production Design and Art Direction (2009); Outstanding Graphic Design (2009); Outstanding Graphic Design: "The Scrapbook" (2012); and Outstanding Graphic Design: Post Produced: "MLB Tonight" (2013).
Mallory earned his BFA from Parsons New School for Design in New York.
Vice President, Studio and Broadcast Operations
Bob Mincieli is Vice President of Studio and Broadcast Operations for MLB Network.
Mincieli oversees network origination, ingest, and studio and broadcast operations.
Mincieli most recently served as Director of Broadcast Operations for CBS Sports for 13 years, where he was a six-time Emmy Award winner. Prior to CBS Sports, Mincieli served as Producer for CBS Live News Center, and Manager of Production Services for CBS' Olympic unit at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
Senior Vice President, Production
Dave Patterson is the Senior Vice President of Production for MLB Network, overseeing the look and presentation of MLB Network's studio programming and game coverage.
Patterson was previously a senior coordinating producer at MLB Network, where he worked on the network's Emmy Award-winning signature studio show "MLB Tonight" since its launch in January 2009.
Prior to joining MLB Network, Patterson spent 18 years at MSG Network in New York, where he worked as a producer and later a coordinating producer on the daily studio show "MSG SportsDesk," in addition to postgame studio shows for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. Patterson began his career as a production assistant and as an associate sports producer at the CBS affiliate WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., after graduating from American University with a BA in broadcast journalism.
Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration
Tony Santomauro is the Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration for MLB Network.
Santomauro, the former Vice President of Business Planning at the Donald J. Trump/NBC Universal partnership, the Miss Universe Organization, is responsible for directing the financial and administrative services and components in order to build and grow the MLB Network.
Santomauro brings with him nine years of business planning experience while with the Miss Universe Organization, where he was responsible for all financial and strategic planning that ensured the development and growth of the company.
Prior to his work with Trump and NBC, Santomauro spent nine years as the Director of Finance for CBS Sports. During his time at CBS, Santomauro handled day to day finance and business planning functions as well as supported live special events including the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics.
Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering
Susan Stone is Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering for MLB Network.
Stone oversees all production and studio operations as well as remote operations, such as on-site MLB Network production operations, game broadcasts, Spring Training shows and All-Star Game studio shows.
Stone most recently served as Remote Operations Executive for NFL Network for over two years. Prior to NFL Network, Stone served as Director Production Services, CBS Sports; and Director Production Management & Venue Operations, NBC Olympics.