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.
Sporting venues are using your face to sell you advertisements. Eric Chemi reports
Sports teams and stadiums are turning to high-tech start-ups to learn more about their fans, with implications for your privacy.
Facial-based advertising is expanding in sporting venues and it's totally legal. Teams are arenas are buying pictures of your face to customize ad-targeting to you. CNBC's Eric Chemi reports.
The Philadelphia 76ers went from worst-in-basketball to championship contenders. CNBC talks to players and team execs on the turnaround and the future of sports.
Mark Newton, president and founder of Newton Advisors, discusses the S&P 500, Treasuries and tech stocks with Eric Chemi.