Specialties: Entertainment, Sports Media Executive, Executive Producer, Strategic Operations
Known For: Executive Producer NFL Network & Senior Producer Fox Sports
Family: Wife and 4 Children
Education: Union College, Bachelor’s Degree in English
Eric Weinberger is a media executive who specializes in live production, long-form story telling, launching new businesses, leadership of large teams and content monetization and innovation. During his 20 years in media Eric has been a key member of teams that started Fox Sports, built and developed NFL Network and created the digital and linear assets for Bill Simmons Media Group and HBO.
DOCUMENTARIES / FILMS
ERIC WEINBERGER PRODUCTIONS
President & Executive Producer
In 2018 Weinberger launched Eric Weinberger Productions and Media Consulting. Over the past 12 months Eric Weinberger Productions has partnered with sports and entertainment companies to launch new activations, including LiveXLive. With a vision to help scale and produce premium content, Weinberger Productions serves linear and digital entertainment companies that produce live events, monetize content, and source new on-air talent to host content across all platforms.
In 2003 Weinberger joined NFL Network where he first served as Coordinating Producer for the creation of the nightly show of record, NFL Total Access. In 2006, NFL Network President and CEO Steve Bornstein promoted Weinberger to NFL Network’s first-ever executive producer role where he oversaw Thursday Night Football, live studio shows like NFL Gameday & Redzone, all talent and production staffing, on-screen look and programming content. He launched and oversaw all of the network’s event coverage including Super Bowl Week, the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Red Carpet and the NFL Draft. NFL’s production team grew from 20 employees in 2003 to more than 500 in 2015 and the production budget increased from 10-million to 150-million dollars.
Prior to NFL Network, Weinberger served as the Senior Producer of Fox Sports’ Best Damn Sports Show Period from its launch in July 2001 through May 2003, where he created and produced the two-hour nightly show. One of the original staffers of the Fox Sports Net team assembled to launch national programming in 1996, Weinberger served as the producer of The Keith Olbermann Evening News from September 2000 to May 2001.
THE RINGER & HBO
President / Executive Producer
After his time as an executive and executive producer at Fox Sports and NFL Network, Weinberger was named President of the digital company Bill Simmons Media Group and an Executive Producer at HBO in November of 2015. Weinberger oversaw all operations, corporate budgets, human resources, the on boarding of over 70 full time staff employees and the distribution of editorial content created by TheRinger.com, The Ringer Podcast Network, scripted and non-scripted projects, short-form digital content and other creative initiatives as part of a first-look deal with HBO. Weinberger was an executive producer for the Game of Thrones after show After The Thrones on HBO’s streaming services in 2016, and the Andre The Giant documentary for HBO in 2018. Weinberger created a partnership between The Ringer and Twitter on a Game of Thrones after show, Talk The Thrones, in the summer of 2017.
Shorty Industry Award for Best Integration with Live Television
Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming Short Format
Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Feature
Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement
Hav A Sole’s mission is to provide the homeless and at risk youth population with quality footwear to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent disease, while fostering a sense of community along the way.
California Golden Bears
Eric is a board member for the The California Golden Bears, a local youth hockey team.
“Eric Weinberger is an undeniable visionary thinker and production executive. He has the ability to create a dynamic & diverse work environment that includes diverging personalities & opinions. He has the innate ability to transform something strong into something superb. In the 13 years that we worked side by side, Eric was the kind of leader that is part coach, part manager and part mentor. He strongly believes in empowering others & creating opportunities for growth. Building the NFL Network from the ground up was an incredible accomplishment, and was no doubt due to his passion, innovative thinking, fearless leadership & entrepreneurial spirit.”
VP, Coordinating Director – NFL
“Eric Weinberger is without a doubt one of the finest producers and executives in the business of television. He combines creative talent, meticulous planning and comprehensive experience with a unique management style that inspires achievement, teamwork and fairness across all areas of any project he is involved in. I always feel so fortunate to work with him.”
“I’ve known and worked with Eric Weinberger for more than 20 years. He is one of the true leaders in sports media. Eric is an outstanding Executive and Executive Producer. His command of content and the business of monetizing that content is deep. Few professionals have as much experience applying that knowledge to linear and digital platforms. In so many ways Eric has been at the forefront of sports media.”
Media Executive & Executive Producer
“Eric brings talent, drive and determination to every facet of story-telling, while also being a leader who both unites and inspires others. Additionally, in our nearly 25-year professional relationship, Eric has consistently shown a fearlessness to his approach, never just accepting that the status quo is the right course of action. Sprinkle into that mix of optimism and boundless enthusiasm and you can see why Eric has thrived and produced results wherever he’s been. I always feel lucky when we get a chance to work together.”
Executive Producer, M&M Productions