John Angelos is the Executive Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles, a position he has held since April 1999 , leading the club's front office and overseeing the day to day business operations including marketing, communications and sales. He also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), overseeing all of the network's business operations. John is the elder son of Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos. He is a graduate of Duke University and received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
In January 2007, John Angelos oversaw the deal that brought the Orioles to a new flagship radio affiliate, WHFS-FM 105.7 in Baltimore . The deal expanded Baltimore Orioles coverage to include pregame and postgame shows for every game, and in-game interviews with managers and coaches. The deal also meant that Orioles games would be promoted across five broadcast stations in the Baltimore area.
Over the last several years, Angelos has continued to expand the Orioles radio network. Since 2006, the Orioles Radio Network has more than tripled in size. In 2008 alone, 15 stations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia were added to the Orioles radio network. The Orioles schedule is now broadcast on over 37 stations in 4 states and the District of Columbia that make up the Orioles radio network.
John Angelos is involved in negotiating offers from at least 4 cities in Florida for the Baltimore Orioles new spring training home. The team, which would bring a Florida community $7.5 million in state funding, began looking for a new home after setbacks in plans to renovate team's stadium in its current home of Fort Lauderdale . The three reported cities are Fort Myers, Sarasota, and Vero Beach. Fort Lauderdale, which has been the Orioles' spring training home since 1996, is also still under consideration. On November 12, 2008, Sarasota, Florida made a $30 million offer to the Orioles. Vero Beach, Florida made a formal offer to the Orioles on November 17, 2008 . On July 22, 2009, the Orioles announced an agreement with Sarasota, Florida to move spring training operations to Ed Smith Stadium for 2010. The Orioles will still utilize Twin Lakes Park for minor league spring training operations. The agreement also places a Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Academy in Sarasota. Both facilities will undergo major upgrades after spring training in 2010.
In 2007 Angelos helped to bring in Baltimore native Andy MacPhail as the Orioles new President of Baseball Operations, a move that many felt signaled a new direction for the ball club, focused on improving player development international scouting, and pitching, while competing in the challenging AL East.
Outside of the baseball world, John Angelos has been politically active and a strong supporter of progressive candidates and organizations both nationally and in Maryland.
In the most recent election cycle he donated to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corp, Presidential Candidates Joe Biden and Barack Obama, Congressman John Sarbanes, Democratic Candidate for Congress Frank Kratovil, the Missouri Democratic State Committee, the Indiana Democratic Congressional Victory Committee, and the Democratic Party of Colorado.
John Angelos also serves on the Board of the Directors of the Maryland Million, one of the nation's best known single days of horse racing competition. Founded by legendary sportscaster Jim McKay in 1986, the Maryland Million was envisioned as a local version of the Breeders Cup, bringing together local horse breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys, Maryland businesses and racing organizations to showcase Maryland's best Thoroughbred race horses in an intramural championship competition.