Former MLB all-star and Fox Sports activities analyst Alex Rodriguez is including Bloomberg to his media résumé.
Rodriguez (typically referred to by his nickname “A-Rod”) will co-host a brand new podcast and video sequence for Bloomberg Originals, The Hollywood Reporter has discovered.
Referred to as The Deal, Rodriguez will co-host this system with Bloomberg Originals chief correspondent Jason Kelly. The sequence will “discover the tales, methods, and challenges behind a few of the largest enterprise strikes made by athletes, entertainers, and executives throughout industries,” per Bloomberg. Every podcast episode can have a video companion, which can run on Bloomberg Originals and on Bloomberg TV.
“Dealmaking in sports activities, media and leisure requires a strategic imaginative and prescient and nuanced execution to compete in such a crowded area,” Rodriguez says. “Jason brings his expertise as a seasoned journalist and I share what I’ve discovered from the most effective in sports activities and enterprise. Our present will welcome iconic figures to offer insights that you just received’t hear wherever else.”
The Deal will comprise 12 episodes, and is about to launch in early 2024. Endeavor and TKO president and COO Mark Shapiro is predicted to be one of many first visitors.
The sequence marks an growth into sports activities content material for Bloomberg, which already has the sequence Subsequent in Sports activities and Energy Gamers, and is planning a sports activities enterprise e-newsletter and a devoted sports activities part of its web site.
Rodriguez — referred to as a savvy enterprise govt off the sphere and out of doors the studio — additionally brings a serious title to Bloomberg’s roster, becoming a member of the likes of Sport of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who additionally hosts a Bloomberg Originals program.
Rodriguez at the moment serves as an MLB analyst for Fox Sports activities, and because the host of ESPN’s KayRodcast, an alternate broadcast of Sunday Evening Baseball. THR solely reported in July that Rodriguez is signing a brand new long-term cope with Fox, and is predicted to depart ESPN after the season is over.