Mark Quenzel has been named Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for NFL Network, it was announced today by Steve Bornstein, President and CEO of NFL Network. Quenzel will report to Bornstein and split his time between NFL offices on both coasts. He begins his new position today.
Prior to joining NFL Network, Quenzel was Executive Vice President, Park Strategy and Management, for Six Flags Entertainment Corporation where he managed 20 domestic and international theme parks serving 25 million guests annually. Before joining Six Flags, Quenzel was with ESPN for more than 15 years where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Programming and Production.
“There is no one more qualified than Mark to help us continue to grow as we expand our programming and increase the quality of our productions,” said Bornstein. “Mark is one of the smartest and most creative executives in the business.”
Quenzel will have overall responsibility for all the programming and production decisions for NFL Network. He will manage all major production efforts including NFL Network’s eight-game Thursday Night Football package that begins on November 11. In addition, Quenzel will have a key role in production initiatives of NFL entertainment properties including the Super Bowl halftime show, NFL Draft and NFL Kickoff.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to return to doing what I love, creating entertaining programming for the only network dedicated entirely to my favorite sport,” added Quenzel. “I look forward to kicking off our Thursday Night Football games and working on the upcoming NFL events.”
Additional responsibilities for Quenzel include developing, planning, and acquiring NFL Network programming. On the production side, he will manage NFL Network talent and producers in addition to overseeing remote productions and special events.
NFL Network’s current programming lineup includes Thursday Night Football, NFL GameDay, NFL Total Access, Playbook, Around the League, NFL Replay, Sound FX, NFL Classic Games, Top 10, CFL games, AFL games, every preseason game as well as NFL Films’ produced series America’s Game and Top 100: NFL Greatest Players.
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