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DraftKings has recruited ex-Amazon sports executive Marie Donoghue as chief business and growth officer. 

Donoghue joined Amazon in 2018 as VP of global sports video for Prime Video and spearheaded the tech outlet’s push into live coverage.

She stepped down from her role earlier this month.

“We are delighted to welcome Marie Donoghue to our executive team and the immense wealth of experience she brings as a highly regarded leader and trailblazer within our industry,” DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said.

“Marie’s exceptional track record speaks for itself, and she is poised to be a transformative force in our company’s future success.”

In her new role, Donoghue will work closely with existing teams to “uncover new, sustainable growth opportunities” and bolster product and customer experience. 

High-ranking exec

The New York Post described her as “one of the highest-ranking women behind the scenes in sports media.”

“I am thrilled to be joining DraftKings during this exciting phase and have long admired the organisation’s steady rise as an industry innovator,” said Donoghue. 

“This is a special opportunity to expand on its industry-leading position and propel the company to new heights.”

Prior to Amazon, Donoghue spent nearly two decades at ESPN. 

She initially joined the network in 1998 as senior director legal. 

Over the years, she held different roles and last served as executive vice president, global business and content strategy.

News about a possible affiliate marketing deal between Barstool Sports and DraftKings made waves yesterday.

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