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:
I've been debating posting this, but I feel like in many ways this transparency is more important than my career prospects. pic.twitter.com/vpwrLVlgZS
— Dylan C. Lathrop (@DylanLathrop) June 18, 2020
A spokesperson for Bleacher Report did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.