Mary Byrne will be the first Editor in Chief at the Olympic Channel. The announcement, announced officially for the newly-created post, comes into effect immediately.
Mary will be responsible for leading the Olympic Channel’s overall editorial strategy including the editorial planning and implementation for the platform’s digital, social media and news divisions.
Based out of the company’s headquarters in Madrid, Mary will be reporting to Mark Parkman, General Manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mary to the Olympic Channel team,” said Parkman. “Mary’s wealth of experience, combined with her keen eye for storytelling and love of the Olympic Movement, will be a tremendous asset as we expand our footprint and diversify the reach of our robust content offerings across multiple platforms.”
Byrne brings more than 25 years of journalistic experience to the Olympic Channel. Most recently, she served as senior deputy editor for ESPN Digital & Print Media where she was responsible for the editorial operations for their Digital & Print’s daily coverage in addition to overseeing cross-platform collaboration and integration.