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.
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.
Santa Anita Park will host the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, a series of races with stakes totaling more than $25 million, track owner Stronach Group announced Thursday.
TGA sees net gain in expanding P.E. camps for kids.
Operator of golfing academies for kids hopes to make racket with after-school tennis camps.
This month’s L.A. Marathon was Roi Shleifer’s fifth 26.2-mile race, but in another way it was a first for him and his wife: They finished the marathon together.