Michael Sheehey is Senior Vice President for Sports Content and Comcast Corporation. He has more than 15 years of experience across functional areas in network and cable television. His expertise includes business development, finance and operations, and sports program conception and development. He has negotiated agreements with all major sports leagues/conferences including the NFL, NHL, NBA, Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, PAC-10 and Big East.
Sheehey has held many positions throughout his career. In 1988 he began as a Senior Financial Analyst for the Mobile Chemical Company. Two years later in 1990, Sheehey made his way into the television industry as a Senior Financial Analyst for CBS and soon took the position of Manager of Operations Finance within the network. In 1994 he became Manager of Program Finance at ESPN. Soon after, Sheehey broke into the cable operations industry by taking the position of Area Director of Operations at Cable Television System and was later promoted to General Manager. In his current position he evaluates and negotiates sports television rights agreements on behalf of Comcast’s Sports Networks including Versus and ten regional sports networks located in Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington, New York, Chicago, Sacramento, Denver, Atlanta, Portland, Boston, and San Francisco.
During his career, Sheehey also created and managed many networks. Among them are the Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast network, FalconsVision, Comcast SportsNet West, Comcast Local, The Dallas Cowboys Channel, and BravesVision.
Sheehey has Bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester. He holds two law degrees which include a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Contract and Commercial Law from Concord University and LL.M Taxation with a concentration in Corporate Taxation from Temple University. Sheehey also serves as a member of Georgia and California Bar Associations.