David Levy Now Chairman of Genius Sports Group
Former Turner Broadcasting president is a respected figure in the global sports industry.
David Levy, former president of Turner Broadcasting, was tapped as chairman of Genius Sports Group, according to a recent press release. Genius is a leading provider of sports data and technology powering the sports, betting and media industries. In his new role, Levy will lead the board’s oversight of Genius’ operations and strategy, according to the release.
Levy is known as a respected figure in the global sports industry, with a career spanning a range of leadership positions, including as president at Turner.
During his 30-year tenure at Turner, Levy played an instrumental role in defining and expanding the company’s media rights and securing long-term partnerships with the NBA, MLB, NCAA and PGA. He also assumed executive oversight for increased investment in original premium content across the portfolio. He negotiated a variety of multi-faceted agreements, each representing a significant change extending far beyond traditional television rights.
“The capture and analysis of data has become fundamental to the rapid progression of the sports and media sectors,” Levy said. “Genius is central to this unique ecosystem and is consistently leading the sports data and technology industry’s development. I am thrilled to join the business at such a historic time and look forward to working as part of the team.”