Ross Levinsohn is the CEO of The Arena Group and Sports Illustrated Media. His role as CEO of Sports Illustrated began in 2019 before he was named CEO at The Arena Group, which acquired Sports Illustrated publishing in 2020.
From 2016-2019, Levinsohn served on the Board of Directors of Thryv, a print and digital marketing company. From 2017 to 2018, he was CEO at Tribune Interactive, where he oversaw publishing for 100 publications including Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun, and Orlando Sentinel. He was a regular CNBC contributor 2016-2017.
Ross was Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) from 2016-2017. In 2014, he co-founded Whisper Advisors, where he offered financial advice and growth strategies to companies of all sizes. He has also served as CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, on the Board of Directors of Tribune, and on the Board of Trustees at American University.
From 2010-2012, Ross served as Executive VP of the Americas, Interim CEO, and Head of the Global Media at Yahoo, where he managed a $5 billion revenue and $20 billion market cap.
Prior to his work at Yahoo, Ross was Managing Director at Fuse Capital, President of Fox Interactive Media, VP of Programming at CBS Sportsline, and Director of Production and Marketing Enterprises at HBO.
Ross earned his B.A. in Communications from American University.
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