Publicist, FOX Sports Networks Media
Eddie Motl currently serves as Publicist for the FOX Sports
Media Relations department, a role he took on in March 2007 when he
was promoted from Media Relations Assistant. In his current
position, Motl develops and executes publicity plans for FOX Sports
properties (BCS, MLB, NASCAR & NFL), broadcasters and jewel
events through print, radio, Internet & television. Major
events he has worked closely to promote include FOX’s broadcasts of
the World Series (’04-’07), BCS Championship games (’07, ’08),
NASCAR’s Daytona 500 (’05, ’07, ’08) and Super Bowls XXXIX &
Motl joined FOX Sports in May 2004 as an assistant to Senior
Vice President, FOX Sports Networks Lou D’Ermilio. As an
assistant, Motl assumed all of the department's administrative
tasks including the dissemination of a daily industry news packet,
weekly game regionalization, travel arrangements, processing
invoices, and coordinating special research projects. He also
administered the annual production seminars for FOX Sports' NFL,
MLB and NASCAR coverage.
Prior to obtaining his position, Motl served as a Marketing
Services Game Day Intern for the New York Jets from August 2001 to
January 2004. In this capacity, he contributed to the setup
and breakdown of an interactive NFL experience called Jets Fest,
assisted in various promotional events at halftime and represented
the organization during games in luxury suites.
As an intern with the Buick Classic from May 2003 to September
2003, Motl gained first-hand experience in the sales and operations
efforts at a major PGA TOUR event. In this internship, he
worked closely with the Sales Manager to deliver clients the utmost
in customer service in addition to serving as the point person for
a variety of vendors.
As an undergraduate, Motl worked for St. John’s in the Athletic
Facilities Department from November 2003 to May 2004. In
2001, he served as a Media Relations intern for the New York
Yankees during their emotional post-9/11 World Series run against
the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Motl graduated from St. John’s University in 2004 with a degree
in Sports Management and minor in Business.