Brian Pia is chief executive officer of Digital Evolution Media and a special projects sports contributor for Bleacher Report/CNN.com and Playboy.com.
Digital Evolution Media provides digital content to major sports, news and men’s lifestyle sites. The firm is also identifying, and will invest in, professional sports teams.
Brian spent four years as a regular contributor to FOXSports.com via two affiliated sites, IMAGE CPR SPORTS and SPELEB. He covered social issues and the celebritization of sports.
Brian has a dual career. He’s currently executive vice president of a national healthcare marketing communications firm representing $550 million to $4.1 billion brands. He ran two nationally ranked consumer PR operations before making the switch to healthcare marketing communications.
Brian was a regular contributor to CNN and ABC News, as well as a correspondent for FNN (now CNBC). Over the years, he developed numerous top-rated, award winning investigative stories.
He reported from Wall Street, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Honduras and the presidential campaign trail. He won 17 journalism awards.
Brian is the former PR director for ProServ, in Washington, D.C. At the time, it was one of the largest sports marketing companies in the country. He worked for sports agents Donald Dell, David Falk and Ray Benton, among others.
Brian earned his master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the University of Maryland.