James Dolan, president and chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation was elected to the Live Nation board of directors on Tuesday, according to documents filed with the SEC Thursday.

The addition adds substantial media heft to the company’s board. Dolan is also executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, which Cablevision spun off as a separate, public company in 2010. MSG owns such venues as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theater and the Chicago Theater. It also owns sports teams (New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty) and media properties (MSG, Fuse)...


After originally pursuing a career in music, Dolan eventually switched to a major in communications at SUNY New Paltz and began working for Cablevision in various capacities including sales before eventually being dispatched to Cleveland by his father to manage the launching of a sports radio station…

Live Nation’s board (w/bios):

Irving Azoff

Mark Carleton
Jonathan L. Dolgen
Ariel Emanuel
Ted Enloe
Jeffrey T. Hinson
James S. Kahan
Gregory B. Maffei
Randall T. Mays
Michael Rapino
Mark Shapiro

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