Zander Freund

Zander Freund


Hey guys—I'm Zander, a Co-Founder of Bleacher Report.

I started the website with three of my best friends from high school—Dave Finocchio, Bryan Goldberg, and Dave Nemetz—back in 2005. Our vision from the very beginning was to offer aspiring writers and die-hard fanatics a voice in sports media, thus providing readers with an infinite range of coverage and perspectives on the topics that matter most to sports fans.

This founding mission continues to drive the company today, and has revolutionized the world of sports journalism as we know it.

I had the privilege of serving this community as Bleacher Report's Managing Editor in the site's early days, and as the network's Community GM from April 2007 to November 2009.

After watching this unique community grow beyond my wildest dreams for four years, I decided to hang up my Bleacher Report cleats and move on to new adventures.

During my four years at Bleacher Report, I was fortunate enough to work with a number of truly exceptional editors, web engineers, product specialists, and business executives. The most valuable experience of all however was the opportunity to lead an innovative online community comprised of the world's most eloquent, passionate, and talented sports minds and writers.

As an Adviser to the company, I am available to the hard-working employees of Bleacher Report whenever they need me. And as a lifelong sports fan and Bleacher Creature, I still plan to contribute to this community as much as I can.

For those of you who would like to keep in touch, I'd encourage you to add me as a friend on Facebook. You can always shoot me a private message on Bleacher Report as well if you do not have a Facebook account.

Despite stepping down from my post, I remain dedicated to the founding vision of this community and could not be more proud of what we have accomplished together. I strongly believe the best is yet to come, and am looking forward to the future success that lies ahead for all of us.

Thanks again to everyone who has made this community what it is today. Knock em' dead gang!

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  • Real NBA Fan posted 2155 days ago

    Real NBA Fan

    Hello, Zander!

  • Kicker Harden posted 2593 days ago

    Kicker Harden

    Im related to Tom Rathman, and a HUGE 49ers fan!

  • Indians Fan posted 2638 days ago

    Indians Fan

    since you are the creator of B/R, you know how at the top of the page of each team it has their logo? You guys should do that to the top of profiles! We could put five teams up at the top.

  • The Cowardula posted 2694 days ago

    The Cowardula

    Holly sh*t dude, u r the creator of B/R!!! Can u please tell ur tech crew to fix the email system? It's really making B/R inconvenient.

  • Shli Mazl posted 2754 days ago

    Shli Mazl

    Cy Young or Jahangir Khan?Just curious.

  • Nik LC posted 2795 days ago

    Nik LC

    who the hell has certain "favorite teams" from certain years? Ever been the biggest bandwagoner of all time there chief?

  • Mark Joshua Castro posted 2798 days ago

    Mark Joshua Castro

    I have the same problem with @Tyler Hill... I I wrote a number of articles 3years ago. I don't know where's the tab to write a new one. Can someone please help us out? Thank you...

  • Luka Megurine posted 2861 days ago

    Luka Megurine

    Wow the co founder.

  • Samrin Hasib posted 2928 days ago

    Samrin Hasib


    I am taking a break from BR and heading out to Bavarian Football Works. So, I will miss you but you are free to share your thoughts with me any time you want to!

  • Tyler Hill posted 2930 days ago

    Tyler Hill

    I haven't written an article here in over 4 years. How do I do it now?