NBC Sports Chicago hires former ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Cubs executive Ed McGregor to VP role

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www.chicagotribune.com—Ed McGregor, whose 16-year run at ESPN ended last year, has been named NBC Sports Chicago's vice president of content strategy. McGregor will report to Kevin Cross, who held McGregor's new position until his promotion in January to senior vice president and general manager. McGregor's role will

Sports media: White Sox are on the rise, and so are their ratings on NBC Sports Chicago. The South Siders are up 41 percent from last season, and their streaming numbers are up a lot more. It’s a great time to be a White Sox fan. Yes, Cubs fans, such a time does exist. The Sox are at a place in their rebuild where their games finally are more compelling than confounding. They’re giving their fans reasons to watch that are more tangible than the hope that accompanies each prospect. Sox fans see the future, and they like what they see. In fact, the Sox’ ratings on NBC Sports Chicago...