Ross Levinsohn is the Arena Group and Sports Illustrated CEO. Born in 1964 in New York, United States he graduated from Hobart College and obtained a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University.
Mr. Levinsohn has a wealth of experience in the digital space, including stints as an executive at Yahoo, AOL, and Fox Interactive Media. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Named as one of Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Influential Business People and as one of Crain’s New York Business “40 under 40,” Levinsohn has held many positions with significant media companies around the world notably: he served as President and CEO for IAC-based subsidiary Ticketmaster.
Sports Illustrated is a weekly magazine in circulation since the 1900s and is well known for its sports-related projects, images, and feature stories. The magazine is owned by Time inc., which also owns media outlets such as People magazine, In Style, Sports and Entertainment Weekly, and Fortune Magazine, among other published editions.
The Arena Group (AG) is a digital media company that includes brands such as Fanhouse and Athlon Sports. AG owns several online properties and recently launched an online games network. AG acquired properties from Yahoo after they acquired the video platform Brightcove.
The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and if we aren’t keeping up with current trends, it may be challenging to maintain a long-term position in the market. This article attempts to provide insight into today’s risks and opportunities for those involved in product or service development.
The Sports Illustrated CEO joined the company, replacing Michael Bruno. Levinsohn took on the role of AG CEO after serving as a senior executive for Yahoo for over eight years, during which time he co-created and launched Yahoo News.