David Nusbaum, a native Angeleno, created the sports business beat at the Business Journal. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. At Berkeley, he taught a course on the history of baseball in American society and spent one season as a radio broadcaster for Cal Baseball on KALX-FM (90.7). He started work at the Business Journal in 2004 and also serves as the newspaper's research director. He received an award for sports writing from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2007.
The Sports Business Column follows the fast moving world of sports business. Coverage areas include professional and college teams in Los Angeles County as well as the sports leagues, venues, annual events, sponsorships and apparel manufacturers. This column does not cover on-the-field action but goes inside the owners' box and inside sports-related companies to show how business decisions affect the local community.
David can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 236, or by Email: email@example.com.
Los Angeles Kings ink deal with tattoo-graffiti artist to spice up merchandise.
Sports: Los Angeles Kings turn to tattoo-graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon to boost the puckish appeal of the team’s merchandise.
Dodgers seek big score from Wi-Fi
Sports: Dodgers to add Wi-Fi and other stadium upgrades as the team looks to run up its sponsorship and revenue opportunities.
SPORTS: Santa Anita seeks stable relationship with Breeders’ Cup.
Santa Anita hopes to be permanently saddled with hosting the Breeders’ Cup.
SPORTS: Special Olympics to be biggest event in 31 years.
The Special Olympics is coming to Los Angeles in 2015. And believe it or not, it will be the biggest sporting event here since 1984.
Long Beach race looks to gain traction with new fans on the slide.
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach broadens its racing focus by adding a drifting competition.
SPORTS: Northern Trust Open hopes to fit fan group to a tee.
Pro golf’s Northern Trust Open aims for more green by drawing Korean fans to the event.
RETAIL: Trader Joe’s hikes Charles Shaw line from $1.99 to $2.49.
Trader Joe’s hopes customers are willing to swallow its Two-Buck Chuck wine’s new $2.49 price.
Don’t call it “Two-Buck Chuck” anymore. The Charles Shaw wine sold at Trader Joe’s is going up in price to $2.49 at stores throughout California starting today.
Sports: Tennis tourney needs money – or may pack its rackets.
SPORTS: Organizers of money-losing tennis tournament at UCLA look to score a title sponsor or a buyer.
Dodgers look to score multibillion TV-rights deal and sponsorships to pay for improvements to team, stadium.
Dodgers President Stan Kasten goes to bat for the new ownership’s business plans for the team.