David Katz joined FOX Sports as Executive Vice President, Digital in September 2018. He is responsible for managing the FOX Sports digital business, overseeing content and distribution for the group.
Prior to joining FOX, Katz served as Founder and CEO of ThePostGame, the leading digital sports content and marketing agency, specializing in digital strategy, sales support and data-driven insights, video production, branded content, multi-platform storytelling, social media marketing and digital content distribution for Leagues, Teams, Advertisers and Athletes. Key clients include the NBA, PGA, IMG, International Olympic Committee (IOC), USA Today Sports, NBC Sports, NY Jets, Bose, NY Knicks and Arizona State University among others.
Prior to his entrepreneurial venture, Katz was Head of Yahoo! Sports and Entertainment, and launched and oversaw the original content division, Y! Studios. As Head of Yahoo! Sports, Katz led the division to the #1 traffic ranking for the first time in its history, beating ESPN. Katz also created and executive produced the first-ever live fantasy football show, nominated for a Sports Emmy Award. An award-winning producer, Katz created several innovative formats for the digital video landscape such as “The 9”, the Internet’s first morning show.
Before Yahoo!, Katz spent 8 years at CBS Television, working directly for Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. At CBS, Katz ran two divisions – Strategic Planning and Interactive – managing the television network’s business strategy as well as having operating control over the highgrowth digital and mobile divisions. Katz put the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament online for the first time and helped launch the award-winning reality shows Survivor, Big Brother and Amazing Race with cutting-edge digital content companions. The digital division was profitable and grew every year under his management.
Katz began his career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working on strategy for Fortune 100 companies. In 1995, Katz earned his Master’s Degree from Cambridge University, earning First Class Honors for his thesis entitled “Internet Strategy for Media Companies”, the first-ever research study on the Internet’s dynamic effect on the media industry. In 1994, Katz received his Bachelor’s Degree summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business where he finished top in his class earning the “Dean’s Award of Excellence.” Katz also played varsity minutes for the University of Pennsylvania’s basketball team that was ranked 25th in the nation and advanced to the second
round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2001, Katz earned the Hollywood Reporter’s “35 under 35 in Entertainment” honor. In 2006 and 2011, Katz received the Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40“ Award. Katz sits on the Boards of The Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg, the Wharton Sports Institute and is an advisor to the Chairman of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University.