CNBC.com managing editor Jeffrey McCracken sent out the following announcement on Thursday to the staff:
I am pleased to announce a new hire for the CNBC.com newsroom.
Jabari Young joins as a sports business reporter based in Englewood Cliffs. He will cover news ranging from big TV network sports contracts to the influence of agents to the growth of sports gambling.
Jabari comes to CNBC from San Antonio where he reported on the NBA and San Antonio Spurs for The Athletic. Before that, he covered the Spurs’ 2013-2014 championship run for the San Antonio Express-News and later broke the story on NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard requesting a trade from the team.
In between San Antonio stints, Jabari worked at NBC Sports Northwest in Portland, covering the Trail Blazers for the 2014-2015 season. Earlier in his career, he spent time at The Philadelphia Tribune and as a production assistant at NBC Sports Philadelphia.
A North Philadelphia native, Jabari received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University. In addition to spending quality time with his daughter, Auri, he enjoys listening to hip-hop and jazz, cooking, playing video games and reading at bookstores.
Jabari will join our newsroom in early October. Please say hello to him then.