Dan Silver, Former Director of TV For NYRA, Joins Roberts Communications


Roberts Communications Network (RCN) has announced the hiring of Dan Silver to serve as the company’s Director of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, a newly-created position.

In this job, he will develop and implement sales, marketing, public relations, and business development strategies, in addition to working with RCN’s existing customers and establishing new partners – both domestic and abroad.

“Dan brings extensive racing industry experience across a number of roles and we are very excited to add him to our team,” said RCN President and CEO Todd Roberts. “We grew familiar with him during his time at the New York Racing Association, and when we found out that he was leaving there on good terms, it quickly became clear that he would be a natural fit for our organization.”

Silver, 38, has served as NYRA’s Senior Director of TV for the past four years. In that role he was instrumental in the development of Belmont Park Live and Saratoga Live, a groundbreaking new TV show that airs nationally on Fox Sports 2. He also helped launch the innovative NYRA Now video application, which allowed viewers to watch live and on-demand racing content on a variety of devices.

Previous to that role, he served as the Director of Racing Operations for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and before that was NYRA’s Director of Communications and Media Relations.

“I am very thankful to the New York Racing Association, and especially Chris Kay and David O’Rourke, for giving me the opportunity to work there,” said Silver, who will start at RCN in mid-January. “I recently decided to move to Washington, D.C. for personal reasons, and this new role for Roberts Communications Network is a terrific fit. I’ve long enjoyed working with Todd Roberts, Joe Hill, and the entire team at RCN, and I am extremely excited to help them shape the future of their company.”

A graduate of the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program, Silver also has a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Haverford College.

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