Executive Vice President, Content Strategy & Partnerships, WME | IMG
Karen Brodkin is executive vice president, content strategy and partnerships at WME | IMG, overseeing business affairs across IMG’s events, media, college, golf, tennis, performance, IMG Academy, clients, consulting, licensing, and joint-venture business areas. Brodkin was previously executive vice president of business and legal affairs at Fox Sports Media Group. She was part of the team that launched the Big Ten Network in August 2007 and launched Fox Sports 1 in August 2013 in more than 70 million homes. She began her career as a corporate attorney specializing in labor and employment. She chairs the board of the Los Angeles Sports Council and is on the board at L.A. Family Housing.
Enjoy most: Contributing to corporate vision and strategy.
Toughest challenge: The perception that my skill set is somehow limited by my legal degree and background.
Proudest moment: Watching my son (age 9) achieve his goals.
Most excited: Continuing to be part of the global strategic vision of IMG. That and my son’s summer tournament baseball schedule.
Best advice: Work hard, be nimble and fearless, and surround yourself with a smart/talented team.
Beverage: Skinny margarita on the rocks with salt; unsweetened iced tea.
Alma Maters: BA, Berkeley; JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law
Bucket list: Attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (political junkie).
Hobby/passion: Right now, my Peloton bike at 5 a.m.