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Eric Chemi

Eric Chemi
CNBC Sports Business Reporter

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 December 2014 and also covers consumer-driven stories.

Chemi has interviewed numerous sports leaders, including MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Minnesota Vikings owner Mark Wilf, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, NASCAR owner Roger Penske, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. He has moderated panels at many events, including the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

In 2017, Chemi reported extensively on national anthem protests by NFL players, and the FBI's investigation into bribery in college basketball. In 2015 he covered the controversy about daily fantasy sports and their legality.

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.