Eric Fisher joins SportBusiness as first US editor


SportBusiness Group has underscored its commitment to the North American sports business with the appointment of Eric Fisher as its first US editor.

Fisher, a highly respected and well-connected 25-year veteran of American media and sport business, will lead SportBusiness’ editorial operations in and from the US and manage US-based editorial staff.

He joins from Sports Business Journal where, for 14 years, he covered baseball, ticketing, technology and digital media and reported from many of the major events in US sport.

The appointment is a significant step for SportBusiness operations in North America and will drive a ramp-up in the volume and quality of coverage of the world’s biggest and most influential sports market and the provision of essential data, insight and analysis for subscribers in the US and worldwide.

“I am very much looking forward to contributing to SportBusiness’ unique global coverage and helping to build the SportBusiness brand in the US,” Fisher said.

“The sport industry is undergoing a major level of transformation, and we are extremely well positioned to chronicle that historic change and deliver critical insights to our audience.”

Eric will be joined by many of his SportBusiness colleagues at the Sports Decision Makers Summit on May 6 and 7 at the W Hotel, Miami Beach.

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