Matt Hong is Chief Operating Officer of Turner Sports, a division of Turner and Time Warner. In this role, he oversees teams responsible for long-term business strategy, rights acquisitions, league partnerships, programming, marketing, revenue & sales inventory planning, and day-to-day operations for the division.
Turner Sports presents premium sporting events including NBA regular season, All-Star and Playoffs coverage, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, MLB regular season and Postseason, the PGA Championship, ELEAGUE professional eSports, and (starting in Summer 2018) the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League across TNT, TBS and truTV.
In addition to his division-wide responsibilities, Hong oversees the management of various sports businesses and properties including Bleacher Report, NBA TV, NBA Digital, NCAA Digital and March Madness Live, and PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship Live.
Throughout his Turner career, Hong has been closely associated with or led several milestones for the company including the original and current NCAA multi-platform rights agreements; the current renewal of Turner’s partnership with the NBA; the company’s acquisition of Bleacher Report; the creation of ELEAGUE, and the acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights.
Hong joined Turner Sports in 2008 after previous positions at Thomson and AOL. He was promoted to his current position in March 2017 from his prior role as Executive Vice President & General Manager of Turner Sports. Hong received a JD with honors from Harvard Law School and a BA in economics from NC State University, where he was the university co-valedictorian. He is based in Atlanta where he lives with his wife and two children.