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.
National anthem protests and Trump's comments about the NFL could hurt Super Bowl ratings, according to two surveys commissioned by CNBC.
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on how companies will share the wealth with employees following tax cuts.
Just one month from the Olympic opening ceremonies in South Korea, ticket sales are falling short of the pace they set at past games.
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports with the Olympics just one month away, organizers are putting the final touches on the venues for the games.
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on the money around an NCAA championship football game that features two SEC teams.
CNBC's Eric Chemi takes a look at the toll winter cold and snow has taken on the tourism industry in Florida.
As Arctic weather threatens the east coast, CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on how Winter Storm Grayson is affecting Florida's water parks.
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports from Hoboken, NJ, where residents are lining up to prepay their property taxes.
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports the IRS has issued guidance on prepayment of local taxes.
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports from Yankee Stadium on how College Bowl games manage to bring in so much interest and revenue.