Eric Chemi is the sports business reporter for CNBC, based at the network's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He joined the network in 2014.
Chemi has interviewed numerous sports leaders, including Adam Silver, Rob Manfred, David Stern, Jerry Jones, Arthur Blank, Tom Ricketts, Roger Penske, Michael Eisner, Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, and Charles Barkley. He has moderated panels at many events, including the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
In 2018, Chemi tracked the many industry changes surrounding the legalization of sports gambling. In 2017, he reported extensively on national anthem protests by NFL players, and the FBI's investigation into bribery in college basketball. In 2015 he covered the legal controversy around daily fantasy sports.
He began his CNBC career as a senior editor at large, focusing on data-driven stories across all industries and sectors. Prior to CNBC, he worked at Bloomberg TV and Businessweek as head of data and research. Before that, he worked as a hedge fund trader at Fortress Investment Group and as a proprietary trader at JPMorgan.
Chemi graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.