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David Katz, Fox Sports Head of Digital, See to exit

David Katz, executive VP of digital at Fox Sports, will leave the Fox Corp. division this fall after three years.

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Katz is departing to return to ThePostGame, the digital sports content and marketing agency he founded in 2007 and previously ran before joining Fox Sports in September 2018. He will serve as ThePostGame’s non-executive chairman, working CEO Eric Herd to further expand the company’s sports betting content business organically and via acquisitions.

Fox Sports hasn’t made a decision on who will be assuming his role. For now, Mark Silverman, president of Fox Sports National Networks (and Katz’s boss), will lead digital operations for the group. Katz plans to stay on until September to finish some sports betting projects for Fox Sports.

“It’s bittersweet to leave a place as good as Fox Sports,” Katz said. “This is as dynamic and thrilling a time as I’ve seen in sports media and I’m excited to be exploring it further.”

During his tenure at Fox Sports digital, Katz led a significant app and website redesign that integrated gambling and bonus cams for the first time. Fox Sports also launched a new editorial and design division and recruited a team of digital-native talent including Charlotte Wilder, RJ Young, Mark Titus and Ben Verlander. Katz also worked closely with Fox Bet to drive real-money bettors as well as players of its free-to-play Super 6 game.

Prior to founding ThePostGame, Katz was head of Yahoo Sports, Entertainment and Studios, where he launched and oversaw Yahoo’s first original content division. Before that, Katz spent eight years at CBS as head of strategic planning and interactive ventures. Sports Yahoo

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