Ross Greenburg Leaving HBO Sports After 33 Years
Ross Greenburg has stepped down as president of HBO Sports after more than a decade in charge of the cable channel’s award-winning sports programming. Greenburg, who joined HBO in 1978 as a production assistant, says he had been considering leaving for a couple months as the pressure and time commitments began to wear on him particularly boxing.
“I felt at times like a ticket agent at an airport, and all the flights were canceled,” Greenburg said. “I made a lot of really good friends in boxing and they know who they are, and those friendships will continue.”
Greenburg, who has won 51 Sports Emmys and eight Peabody Awards, took over as HBO Sports president in September 2000. He previously helped launch shows such as Real Sports in the mid-90s as well as the 24/7 serial documentaries that began in 2007.