Matt Hong is President & Chief Operating Officer of PlayOn! Sports, a leading high school media and technology company.
Prior to PlayOn!, Hong was the Chief Operating Officer of Turner Sports, now Warner Bros. Discovery Sports. During his 11 years at Turner, Hong was closely associated with or led several milestones including the original and current NCAA rights agreements, the renewal of Turner’s partnership with the NBA, the acquisition of Bleacher Report, and the acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights. In addition to his division-wide responsibilities, Hong oversaw the growth and management of various sports businesses and properties including Bleacher Report, NBA TV, NBA Digital, NCAA Digital, SI Digital, NASCAR.com, PGATOUR.com, PGA.com, and GOLF.com.
Hong joined Turner Sports after previous executive positions at Thomson and AOL. While at AOL, he architected and oversaw the company’s multi-billion dollar partnership with, and equity stake in, Google, and managed the Search business across the AOL portfolio of properties.
Hong and his wife, Soogi, are investors in the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League and Paris FC. Hong received a JD with honors from Harvard Law School and a BA in economics from NC State University, where he was the university co-valedictorian.