07.24.2012 12:30 AM
NESN Appoints Joe Maar Vice President
He’ll be in charge of production, programming and network operations
BOSTON, MASS.: NESN announced that Joseph Maar has joined NESN
as the vice president of programming and production, and executive producer. Maar’s
responsibilities will include leading, overseeing and managing NESN’s production,
programming and network operations teams.
Maar comes to NESN with over 25 years of experience in the sports media industry,
leading and developing the operational, logistical and creative aspects of studio
and remote event productions. In his most recent position at Fox Sports North regions
based out of Minneapolis, Maar led the redevelopment of their original programming.
He oversaw live events, studio shows, interactive projects, second screen media
and new channel initiatives for two Fox regional sports networks across a five-state
region of the Upper Midwest. The telecasts Maar oversaw included the Minnesota Twins
and Milwaukee Brewers, the Minnesota Wild, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee
Bucks, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Vikings.
Prior to working at FSN, Maar worked in ESPN’s Original Entertainment division and
helped launch 20 new shows including “Pardon
The Interruption” and “Around The
Horn.” Throughout his career he has received three national Emmy Awards,
three Telly Awards and over two dozen regional Emmys. In addition, for over a dozen
years Maar wrote feature stories and a monthly print column on television production
and operations for national trades “Television
Broadcast” and “SportsTV Production.”
Maar is an honors graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He also taught for eight years as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of
California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He will be relocating to Boston
with his wife and three children this summer.