Mark J. Burns

Senior Reporter

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Mark is a senior reporter at Morning Consult covering the business of sports.


Morning Consult Sports: ACC Network Launches Tonight

By Mark J. Burns Top Stories The ACC will debut its new linear television network this evening, becoming the fourth Power Five conference with its own dedicated channel. The network, which is owned by ESPN but splits revenues and costs with the conference, should help bring more shared money to the ACC’s membership, which currently […]

Morning Consult Sports: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Mark J. Burns and Cameron Easley Week in Review Soccer The Seattle Sounders announced the addition of 11 families to its ownership group, including two high-profile couples — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his Grammy Award-winning wife, Ciara, and rapper Macklemore and his wife, Tricia Davis — and Microsoft’s CEO and CFO and […]

Morning Consult Sports: St. Louis Said to Win Bid for MLS Expansion Team

By Mark J. Burns Top Stories MLS reportedly plans to announce that St. Louis has secured an expansion club, with an event said to be scheduled next Tuesday. Around this year’s All-Star Game, Commissioner Don Garber praised the efforts made by the ownership group, led by Carolyn Kindle Betz, president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and […]

Morning Consult Sports: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Mark J. Burns and Cameron Easley Week in Review TV and streaming CBS Corp and AT&T Inc. resolved a 20-day standoff and blackout, agreeing to a new multi-year carriage agreement that includes retransmission consent for all 26 CBS-owned stations in 17 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. The blackout had […]