Our Story

The Action Network is the market leader and most trusted source for sports fans, enhancing their betting and entertainment experience through original news, premium insights, betting tools, data and odds.

The company was founded in October 2017, after The Chernin Group (TCG) acquired three well-known businesses in the sports betting and daily fantasy world and combined them into one entity under the Action umbrella. Those three companies -- SportsAction, a bet-tracking and scores app; Sports Insights, a high-end betting terminal for pros; and FantasyLabs, a daily fantasy modeling platform-- offered both free services and subscription-based tools to their loyal users and have served as the base on which Action has been built.

Our Mission

As a sports betting product and media company, The Action Network brings a unique lens to the world of sports, mixing premium content, proprietary tools and in-depth analytics to make sports fans with something at stake smarter about betting.

Action officially launched its website in January 2018, five months before the Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting. Taking advantage of the rapidly evolving sports media landscape and audience demand for credible sports betting products and information, the company has hired several prominent industry executives and personalities, forged exclusive partnerships with professional leagues, and added to its already-advanced tech platform.


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100m Bets Tracked

Award-Winning App

Action curates all of your bets in one place, giving bettors an unparalleled in-game and postgame experience. Even better: With BetSync, Action’s proprietary technology, wagers from BetMGM and PointsBet automatically import into the app. Download now.

10+ Premium Sportsbooks

Comprehensive Coverage

The Action Network has partnerships with US-based sportsbooks including industry giants like DraftKings, William Hill, Pointsbet and more. Through these partnerships we’re able to provide up-to-the-moment odds, premium offers, and Action-exclusive insights.

15+ Years of Data

Insight from the Pros

Ever wonder what side professional bettors are taking at any given moment? Thanks to the millions of data points we’ve gathered for more than 15 years, we’ve built a suite of betting models that gives you credible information ... fast.


Our Insiders & Experts

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Darren Rovell

Senior Executive Producer

Darren is a Senior Executive Producer at The Action Network, covering all angles of the sports betting world. He spent two stints at ESPN, from 2000-06 and 2012-18, he regularly wrote for ESPN.com and contributed to ESPN shows, including SportsCenter and Outside The Lines.

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Chris Raybon

Senior Analyst

Chris, who's from the Bronx, New York, is a Senior Analyst at The Action Network, a co-host of The Action Network Podcast and a top-five fantasy football ranker in 2019.

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Leadership Team

Action’s leadership team features decades of experience spanning the sectors of technology, sports, media and gaming. Before landing at Action, our executives worked at companies such as Google, ESPN, Twitter, Yahoo!, FanDuel, CBS, Associated Content, Bleacher Report and more.

Patrick Keane

Chief Executive Officer

Chad Millman

Chief Content Officer

Ari Borod

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Mead

Co-Founder, Head of Product & Engineering

Melissa Betts

SVP, Finance & Strategy

Kristen Lachtman

VP, People Operations & Culture


The Action Team

Action’s roster of forward-facing talent includes reporter and senior executive producer Darren Rovell (ESPN, ABC, CNBC), analyst and executive Chad Millman (ESPN), golf senior writer Jason Sobel (ESPN, Golf Channel), award-winning projections guru Sean Koerner (STATS), director of betting analytics Justin Phan (FantasyLabs, Yahoo!), NBA senior writer Matt Moore (CBS), DFS pro Peter Jennings (FantasyLabs), professional bettor Stuckey, NFL senior writer Chris Raybon (4for4, numberFire), college football analyst Collin Wilson and attorney-turned-MLB-modeler Sean Zerillo, along with an award-winning behind-the-scenes crew that’s spent time at some of the world’s biggest sports media and betting entities.


Our Backing

In February 2019, Action announced its $17.5 Million Series B financing round, which was led by Fertitta Capital, a leading private capital firm focused on technology-enabled media and businesses. It also included another investment from TCG, along with ownership groups of major sports major sports organizations and strategic media investors. Action’s investors include David Blitzer of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, which owns a stake in the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils; The Chicago Cubs; global esports investor BITKRAFT Esports Ventures; 6721 Capital and former Twitter COO Anthony Noto.


Contact Us

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