LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces David Katz has been named Executive Vice President, Digital. In this role, Katz will be responsible for managing the FOX Sports digital business, overseeing content and distribution for the group. The announcement was made by Mark Silverman, President, FOX Sports National Networks.
“We’re excited to bring David’s leadership to the team here at FOX Sports,” said Silverman. “We believe his breadth of sports experience will greatly enhance our existing digital team and advance our efforts to grow the FOX Sports digital business.”
Katz was most recently Founder and CEO of ThePostGame, a leading digital sports content and marketing agency, servicing leagues, teams, publishers, advertisers and athletes. Previously, Katz served as Head of Yahoo! Sports, Entertainment and Studios. Under his leadership, Yahoo! Sports became the most visited sports site in the world, and he launched and oversaw Yahoo!’s first original content division. Katz also spent eight years at CBS Television as Head of Strategic Planning and Interactive Ventures, managing the network’s business strategy and operating the digital and mobile divisions, including putting the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament online for the first time.
“With the industry’s best collection of rights, talent and viewership, no one is better positioned for the digital future than FOX Sports,” said Katz. “I look forward to working with this exceptional team to create world-class content that inspires the sports fan and our partners.”
Katz began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He received his Master’s degree from Cambridge University in England and earned a Bachelor’s degree with first class honors from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business where he played varsity minutes for the Penn basketball team.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com and FOX Sports GO. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.