Bloomberg Media has signed Alex Rodriguez to co-host a new original podcast and video series “The Deal.” Rodriguez will co-host the show with Jason Kelly, chief correspondent, Bloomberg Originals. The 12-episode limited Bloomberg series will span both audio and video.
Rodriguez is a 14-time MLB All-Star and 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees; chairman and CEO, A-Rod Corp; and owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx.
Set to debut in early 2024, the series will explore the stories, strategies and challenges behind some of the biggest business moves made by athletes, entertainers and executives across industries. Each podcast episode will be followed by a video companion airing on Bloomberg Originals and Bloomberg Television.
“Dealmaking in sports, media and entertainment requires a strategic vision and nuanced execution to compete in such a crowded space,” said Rodriguez. “Jason brings his experience as a seasoned journalist and I share what I’ve learned from the best in sports and business. Our show will welcome iconic figures to provide insights that you won’t hear anywhere else.”
The Deal joins Bloomberg’s expanding coverage of the business of sports, including Bloomberg Originals shows “Power Players” and “Next in Sports;” the forthcoming Business of Sports weekly newsletter and expanded coverage Bloomberg.com dedicated to business of sports coverage, including deeper, data-driven coverage of sports transactions and valuations worldwide.
Bloomberg podcasts can be found on Bloomberg.com, Apple Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are heard. Bloomberg Originals programming streams on Bloomberg.com and the Bloomberg app on Connected TV (CTV) devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Android TV and is also available via Samsung TV Plus, LG Channels, Amazon’s news app on Fire TV, Tubi, Sling, Xfinity and VIZIO WatchFree+. The programming also broadcasts during select primetime and weekend time slots on Bloomberg TV and BTV+.
About Bloomberg Media:
Bloomberg Media is the world’s leading multi-platform media company for business and finance, which draws on the editorial resources of more than 2,700 editorial professionals globally in more than 120 countries. Bloomberg Media is the consumer-facing media organization of Bloomberg L.P.
About Alex Rodriguez:
Alex Rodriguez is the chairman and chief executive officer of A-Rod Corp, an investment firm that backs world-class startups and partners with leading global companies across real estate, sports and entertainment. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), he is now an owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx and leads a team of experts building high-growth businesses. He is also an Emmy Award-winning MLB analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN, has been an investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, and mentored financially distressed former athletes on CNBC’s Back in the Game.
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