Nate Ravitz

Nate Ravitz

Senior Vice President, Digital Content & Audience Expansion

Nate Ravitz is senior vice president, digital content and audience expansion at ESPN. In this role, Ravitz manages ESPN’s Stats and Information Group, the production and editorial arms of ESPN’s industry-leading Fantasy and Sports Betting content as well as the Business Operations and Audience Development group, an innovative team focused on audience and revenue growth.

Ravitz joined ESPN in 2007 as a general editor of ESPN Fantasy, a hybrid role of editor and writer/on-air talent for fantasy content. He was elevated to deputy editor in 2008, where he oversaw all aspects of ESPN Fantasy content for ESPN.com, including integration across platforms. In 2011, Ravitz was promoted to senior director of fantasy and premium content, adding Insider content and business strategy to his role. In 2014, Ravitz led the development of ESPN Now while adding responsibility for ESPN-branded social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In 2015, he led the launch of ESPN on Snapchat Discover, the industry’s first vertical video production platform. He also assumed the role of senior director, digital video and push operations, where he added all short-form digital video production as well as curation and management of all streaming content across ESPN digital properties and over-the-top devices.

From 2015 through 2017, Ravitz oversaw programming and content strategy for all social media channels for ESPN’s major brands and sports verticals including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. In 2016 he was promoted to Vice President and added oversight of Audience Engagement for ESPN.com and the ESPN App. In 2017 he developed the strategy for and led the successful relaunch of ESPN’s YouTube channels after a multi-year absence from the platform. In 2018, he was one of the key executives leading the launch of the new ESPN App and ESPN+.  From 2018 to 2020, he oversaw the multiplatform visual content team, including photo and content design for all ESPN branded products as well as The Undefeated and ESPN Films.

From 2020 to 2023, Ravitz led the digital content team, responsible for content and experience on ESPN’s digital platforms, including ESPN.com, the ESPN App on mobile and connected TV devices as well as Fantasy. His responsibilities included digital editorial, audience engagement, mobile alerts, SEO, content insights, the copy desk and digital video production in both English and Spanish. In 2023, he was promoted to Sr. Vice President. Under Ravitz’s leadership, ESPN Digital was No. 1 in the sports category (source: Comscore) for a record 40 consecutive months and had its best year ever in 2021, setting a new Sports category record with 120 million unique visitors. From 2018 to 2023, the ESPN App increased its lead over the No. 2 sports app from 10M users to 21M users.

Within his areas, Ravitz has been instrumental in developing and growing a deep collection of talented and diverse staff and he has participated as a formal mentor in multiple ESPN programs. He was inducted into the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame in 2012 and won a Sports Emmy for Best New Approach, Coverage, for his on-air work for ESPN’s Fantasy Football Now (2007).

Prior to joining ESPN, Ravitz held an executive director role at CDM Fantasy Sports, where he led all content operations, including content for Rototimes.com, CDM Fantasy Sports, all fantasy games and two annual preview magazines, of which he was the editor-in-chief.

Ravitz graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

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