Howard Mittman is out as CEO at Bleacher Report, according to sources. Turner Sports President Lenny Daniels has taken over business control of the digital publication.
Mittman joined Bleacher Report in 2017 and succeeded founder Dave Finocchio as CEO in February 2019. Previously an executive for several publications at Condé Nast, Mittman helped launch B/R Gridiron and expanded the company’s push into e-commerce and events.
However, Mittman and Bleacher Report were criticized recently for the company’s lack of diversity. Dylan Lathrop, a senior designer for B/R, tweeted last week that the site is “approximating a Black voice and often reducing that experience to aesthetics.”
In a memo to Bleacher Report’s staff, Daniels said that “as a workplace, we’re committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive environment for all.”