Bleacher Report Leadership Questioned During Town Hall Meeting

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Bleacher Report held a digital town hall meeting with employees today. During the Q&A portion of the meeting, one employee asked Bleacher Report CEO Howard Mittman and members of his leadership team to acknowledge their white privilege, sources tell Outkick.

Mittman joined Bleacher Report in 2017 from Conde Nast as leader of the sales and marketing team. In early 2019, he took over for BR co-founder Dave Finocchio as CEO. Sources say that there have been factions at Bleacher Report who have been unhappy with Mittman’s leadership, believing that he plays favorites amongst those in his “clique”.

Earlier today, before the town hall meeting, one behind-the-scenes designer for Bleacher Report tweeted the following about the company and race:

A spokesperson for Bleacher Report did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Hey Ryan,
    All due respect to ALL involved…why isn’t this discussed internally…and maybe over some pizzas and beers on the rooftop??? If people are wondering about BR’s “voice” after so long a time, then management hasn’t been doing their job. Just my opinion. Thanks!

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