Ed Delaney

The Switch, Head of Production and Operations

Ed Delaney is a highly accomplished media executive known for launching and managing some of the most successful sports broadcast networks in the U.S. including the YES Network (Yankees).

Leveraging his 20+ years of launching, scaling, and managing sports networks, Delaney, a 12-time Emmy Award winner, provides consulting services and end-to-end production solutions to the sports and entertainment industry supporting the delivery of programming, distinguished by excellence, in the U.S. and abroad.

Prior to launching his wholly owned company, Delaney Media & Communications, Delaney led production operations at Fox Sports and its acquired Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network,(“YES”) network.

At Fox Sports, Delaney served as executive vice president of operations, managing the production operations of the multi-billion dollar production and programming division of 21st Century Fox.

In 2001, Delaney was one of the first executives hired at the YES Network. As head of operations and engineering, he led his team to the successful launch of the network in only five months. Delaney went on to successfully scale the YES Network's production and operations to accommodate its 487% growth from an initial valuation of $800 million to a $3.9 billion exit sale to Fox in 2013.

Prior to YES, Delaney led TV production, broadcasting, and operations divisions with top organizations including: NFL Enterprises, The Baseball Network, and ABC Sports where he started his career in progressive roles ultimately becoming an ABC Sports production executive.

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