Jon Miller is President, Programming, NBC Sports Group where he oversees acquisitions, as well as linear and digital programming for the NBC Sports Group. An innovative and resourceful leader, Jon has been with NBC for over four decades. Starting as a Sales Account Executive, he was named Vice President, Programming for NBC Sports in 1988, promoted to Senior Vice President, Program Planning & Development, NBC Sports in 1998, then Executive Vice President of NBC Sports in 2006.
Miller, credited for creating the NHL Winter Classic – an event that the New York Times said “has stolen New Year’s Day” – oversees nearly 10,000 hours of annual programming for The NBC Sports Group, including The Triple Crown, the NFL, the NHL, French Open, Notre Dame Football, Tour de France, IndyCar and NBC’s PGA, PGA TOUR and USGA golf properties, which include The Player’s, the U.S. Open and President’s Cup, as well asthe Ryder Cup. Miller is also responsible for NBC Sports’ original programming and works closely with SKY Sports on international programming opportunities.
Having built and maintained some of the strongest relationships in the industry, he’s responsible for acquiring the Premier League, the preeminent soccer league in the world and recently orchestrated NBC’s reacquisition ofthe USGA Championships. He was also instrumental in acquiring multi-year agreements for the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR, Premier Lacrosse League and the Rugby World Cup.
Miller, always ready to adapt to an ever-changing sports media landscape, created the successful NBC Sports Properties unit which generates income from non-traditional revenue streams and does not rely merely on advertising as the sole source of income. The unit develops and creates new and existing sports properties, actively involved in the organization, marketing, production and promotion of the events. Those properties include American Century Golf Championship, the PNC (Father/Son) Championship, the annual high school football showcase, the All-American Bowl and the National Dog Show, which has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
He is also actively involved with the programming and execution of several major NBC Sports’ properties (i.e. Premier League, USGA, Rugby, Tour de France, Supercross, PLL) on PEACOCK, a vertical streaming extension.
Jon has consistently been involved in multiple philanthropic endeavors outside of work. The father of a Type 1 Diabetic, Jon served as a board member for the NY/NJ Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is also actively involved as an advisory board member for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, as well as the NYC Chapter of the March of Dimes Sports Division.
Miller, who was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Bethesda, Md., graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he met his wife, Jan. They have two adult sons, Jeff and Robby.