Eric Chemi is the sports business reporter for CNBC, based at the network's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He joined CNBC in 2014.
Chemi has interviewed numerous sports leaders, including Adam Silver, Rob Manfred, Gary Bettman, David Stern, Jerry Jones, Arthur Blank, Tom Ricketts, Roger Penske, Michael Eisner, Scott Boras, Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley.
In 2018, Chemi covered the Supreme Court's decision to allow sports gambling across the country. In 2017, he reported on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and the bribery investigation in college basketball. In 2016 he examined the practice of small countries buying Olympic athletes, and in 2015 he covered the fights on the legality of 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 at Fortress Investment Group's macro hedge fund and at JPMorgan's proprietary trading desk.
Chemi graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.