Bill Galvin is senior vice president of sports programming and development for CNN. Named to this position in 2013, he is responsible for leading sports programming and sponsorship strategies across both international and domestic CNN platforms.
Based at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Galvin leads global coverage of such events as the Winter and Summer Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and championships across all major sports. His area of oversight includes CNN International's flagship daily sports news show, CNN World Sport, and feature programs like Living Golf, Open Court and CNN World Rugby. He developed the World Sport Presents documentary series, which has garnered multiple awards including FPA Sports Story of the Year.
Galvin also leads joint productions with Turner Sports for CNN specials tied to the Super Bowl, Final Four, golf majors and multiple NBA events. He oversaw the launch of CNN's award-winning sports program Unguarded with Rachel Nichols and the integration of the Bleacher Report brand across CNN properties.
In 2011 Galvin was named senior vice president of business development and sports programming for CNN International, managing production centers in Atlanta, London, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. The content produced from these regions spanned across business, technology, environment, sports and more. Galvin's travels included on-the-ground oversight of special event programming such as the 2012 London Olympics and exclusive coverage of the first-ever head-to-head match between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in Zhengzhou, China.
Galvin previously served as senior vice president of HLN programming, overseeing a period of record ratings during HLN's rebrand to the "News and Views" network. He created and launched multiple shows including Morning Express with Robin Meade, Prime News with Erica Hill and the Dr. Drew show, along with the network's web site, HLNtv.com. In 2009 Galvin orchestrated Robin Meade's skydive with President George H.W. Bush to commemorate his 85th birthday.
Previously Galvin had been vice president of CNN Headline News, leading the network's coverage of the War in Iraq and the 2004 Presidential Election, and vice president and executive producer of the CNN/Sports Illustrated network, assuming responsibility for CNNSI's overall programming, production and digital integration after initially serving as the project manager for the 1996 launch of the joint venture. Prior to his role with CNNSI, Galvin produced award-winning programs for CNN such as Sports Tonight, NFL Preview and This Week in the NBA, in addition to live remote coverage of the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Finals, MLB spring training camps and other major events.
Galvin has served as a mentor in both the CNN Circle Mentoring Program and the Black Professionals at Turner Mentoring Program. In 2013 he received the Accomplished Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.