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Sinclair's Cubs Network Names Complicit GM

By Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Marquee Sports Network announced Michael McCarthy as general manager Tuesday. As a key member of the network's senior leadership team, McCarthy will be responsible for driving the success of the Marquee Sports Network, set to launch in February 2020 in partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

McCarthy served as president of MSG Network, where he was responsible for revenue and content across all platforms, winning over 75 Emmy Awards and helping launch the careers of nationally known broadcasters such as Mike Breen, Gus Johnson and Doris Burke.

McCarthy also served as vice chairman and CEO of the St. Louis Blues and was the COO of the Milwaukee Bucks. Since last August, McCarthy has served as a consultant to the Chicago Cubs in the evaluation and formation of the Marquee Sports Network launch strategy.

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Posted on May 22, 2019

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