Mark Hulsey joined the Big Ten Network as vice president, production and executive producer in July 2009. In 2016, Hulsey was promoted to senior vice president of production and executive producer. Under Hulsey‘s direction, the Big Ten Network produces more than 1,700 live events a year, including 1,000 streamed events through Big Ten Network’s innovative, Student U initiative.
Throughout Hulsey’s tenure, the network has been an industry leader in technical advancement for the production of live events. Big Ten Network was the first collegiate sports network to initiate the ‘at home’ production model, allowing the network to produce hundreds of live events per year from their Chicago studios, rather than producing all live events solely on-site.
Hulsey came to Chicago after serving as the executive producer at Fox Sports Midwest/Fox Sports Indiana/Fox Sports Kansas City since 2000. At Fox Sports Midwest, Hulsey administered the production of more than 450 live events for seven universities and professional sports teams in a six-state region. Additionally, he oversaw all live event studio pre-game and post-game coverage, collegiate preview shows and 30-minute specials. During Hulsey’s tenure, Fox Sports Midwest won multiple Emmy awards for best Live Event Special for coverage of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues. Hulsey also produced and directed numerous live events for the network.
Prior to joining Fox, Hulsey served as the VP of broadcasting for four years with the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. While in Phoenix, Hulsey created and oversaw the Coyotes in-house broadcast department. He received a regional Emmy Award for the Coyotes telecasts in the first year of the franchise.
His career also includes serving as the director of broadcasting for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets of the NBA.
Hulsey graduated with a degree in Film Studies from the University of Kansas.
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