Justin is a 25-year veteran of sports content creation and management, overseeing the development of statistical support and data insights for digital, broadcast, team performance and social media platforms. Effective communication, both verbally and in the written form, has propelled him to success in a variety of roles, whether it be as a journalistic storyteller, figuring out best-selling practices or building a team. His knowledge of sports media and technology, as well as an affable demeanor, have allowed Justin to form long-standing relationships with a broad array of decision-makers and contributors in the sports world, leading him to join Zinn Sports Group in April 2020. He’s worked hand-in-hand with broadcast giants CBS, Fox and NBC’s Sunday Night Football; professional teams including the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bears; college programs such as the University of Kentucky; and digital platforms for Yahoo and the Washington Post, among others. Justin spent 15 years with Stats LLC (later Stats Perform), serving as manager of the Editorial and Research/Insights groups. His tenure at Stats began in the role of writer and editor after working in a similar position with The Associated Press and ESPN SportsTicker. After shifting to a managerial position at Stats, Justin supervised the production of content worth $5-10 million in annual revenue, growing profits by regularly collaborating with sales staffers as well as engineering, marketing and executive teams to implement the most efficient, effective solutions. Often called upon to handle the hiring, onboarding and cultivating of staff members, Justin has a keen understanding of developing successful teams and partnerships, focusing on quality control and increased communication. Being a department liaison led to Justin’s participation in many company transitions, including multi-million dollar purchases and mergers. Through it all, Justin has maintained a love for sports, regularly following and developing content for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, golf and tennis.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Managed Emmy Award-winning content team providing statistical support for NFL on CBS and FOX
  • Supervised project delivery for CBS and Turner’s coverage of NCAA Tournament, i.e. March Madness
  • Coordinated coverage of nation’s leading website for FCS college football
  • Organized staff involvement of new betting product for renowned bookmaker William Hill
  • NBA guest expert on multiple radio broadcasts, including a live interview on SiriusXM
  • Led Stats LLC team integration with Perform (Opta) counterparts as part of $1B merger
  • Managed sports products delivery worth $5-10 million in annual revenue
  • Helped organize annual awards banquet featuring NFL stars Jerry Rice and Cooper Kupp
  • Consulted on Stats LLC’s $10 million purchase of The Sports Network
  • Wrote and edited digital content for Yahoo, NBC, ESPN, The Washington Post and many others
  • Reported on-site for ESPN SportsTicker and The Associated Press for PGA Tour, NBA and NFL
FUN FACTS:
  • Favorite Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Favorite Athlete of All-Time: Charles Barkley
  • Worst Sports Moment: Game 6 of 1993 NBA Finals; Phoenix Suns see their title chances dashed when John Paxson’s three-pointer gives the Chicago Bulls their sixth championship.
  • Tops on Sports Bucket List: Play a round of golf at St. Andrews
  • Best In-Person Event Covered: Super Bowl XLII; New York Giants beat New England Patriots thanks partly to David Tyree’s memorable helmet catch.