WWE recently made a few hires in August with Nick Khan recently being covered, however, another hire who has a key role to the WWE Network and the documentaries that are produced and aired is former ESPN Executive Producer, Ben Houser, who is taking the reigns on the WWE Network Documentaries such as WWE 24, Chronicle, 365 and more.
Houser worked with ESPN for 23 years and began his career with the worldwide leader in sports as a Production Assistant where he would work produce content for Sunday NFL Countdown. Working his up the ranks, Houser would work out of ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut for the rest of his lengthy career and become an Associate Producer for SportCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, and College Gameday.
Throughout the years with ESPN Houser would eventually become a Senior Producer for ESPN E:60 where he would produce and direct stories for the popular documentary show. Due to Houser’s successes with the show, it would receive numerous Emmy nominations. Houser would eventually earn more responsibilities in his career in producing and lead a staff of producers, associate producers, and production assistants to spearhead the entire production department for E:60.
His work would lead to Houser earning the role of an Executive producer from August of 2019 to August of 2020 when he revealed at the beginning of the month that he accepted a role with WWE as Vice President and Executive Producer Of WWE Network Documentaries. Houser is a graduate of Elizabethtown College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a Minor in Communications and Journalism.
Before his hire, during the WWE second-quarter earnings calls it was revealed that the WWE Network subscriptions increased to 1,690,000 million subscribers from the previous quarter which had close to 200,000 fewer subscribers. With WWE seeing increases in subscribership, new content for the network is key to the success of it. Ben Houser as an addition to the team with his well-accomplished background will surely help the brand and network grow.
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