Grossman began his career as a staff writer for The Sports Business Daily, before moving to the PR world heading communications for AEG's Major League Soccer franchise, the Colorado Rapids. In 2000, he became director of corporate communications for the XFL, which enjoyed a widely-publicized and successful launch...and subsequent demise. Grossman then joined Gemstar-TV Guide as manager of publicity and corporate communications in 2001before coming to B&C in 2005. A Minnesota native, he graduated with honors from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Joanna, and one-year-old son, Jack.
I Want the Guy on FX to Get PunchedA guy called Jonny “Bones” Jones cost me a boys’ weekend in Vegas this summer. And now it looks like two days after my birthday next year, I am going to get to see him probably get punched in the face, perhaps several times. While I am very excited about that, FX is actually even happier. Allow me to explain. The UFC has called an October 17 media conference call... More
The Night the NFL Became Tiger WoodsThe first thing that came to mind after Monday night’s Monday Night Football embarrassment was the following, which I put on my Twitter account ( @BCBenGrossman ) immediately: “I’ve never seen professional football more defaced than this in such a short amount of time. AND I WORKED FOR THE XFL.” But as the post-game situation absolutely exploded, I... More
One Viewer's Quick Takeaways From a Horrific MorningI woke up and checked my phone at about 4:30 a.m. here in California, and saw the news. As someone who lived in Denver during Columbine, I accidentally woke my wife by saying out loud, “Not again.” Unfortunately from Columbine to Virginia Tech to Tucson (and those are just a few of the domestic ones in recent years), news organizations have a playbook for how to cover... More
'The West Wing' in a 'Newsroom?' You May Hate It, But I'm InI am on the record as saying that the Aaron Sorkin years of The West Wing represented the best written dramatic television of all time. And A Few Good Men would absolutely make my list of five movies to take with me if I were marooned on an island, or if Netflix went out of business. So given that — along with being a TV news junkie — it should come as no shock that I... More
88 Reasons Christmas Came Early for NASCARTiger Woods falling apart in a U.S. Open golf tournament that ended on Father’s Day is about as fitting an outcome as there can be, in my opinion, for a person that totally failed as a father, but it was still not the most noteworthy development in the sports TV world over a busy weekend that also included some epic Euro 2012 action (how good has this tournament been, seriously?) and... More
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