Veteran sports radio executive Eric Spitz is joining SiriusXM as their new Vice President of Sports Programming. Spitz will report directly to Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming.
Spitz will be based in New York and start in his new role on July 16th. His duties will include being involved in the daily operation of SiriusXM’s sports channels, including the hiring of talent, programming development and live sports scheduling. Altogether he’s spent more than three decades in sports radio, becoming a highly respected executive.
Prior to joining SiriusXM, Spitz held the title of program director of CBS Sports Radio. He oversaw the network’s programming department since 2012 when it first launched.
Before taking the plunge into the national space Spitz held numerous roles for CBS Radio including serving as a desk assistant at WFAN in New York in 1987, when the station first signed on the air. He then ascended up the producer ranks to be become The Fan’s assistant program director before earning the position of Vice President, Operations and Programming for Westwood One’s Shadow/Metro Traffic in 2002. After three years in that position, Spitz returned to WFAN as the station’s program director. During his career he’s also produced live coverage of five Olympic Games for Westwood One.
No word yet on what CBS Sports Radio plans to do to fill Spitz’ void.