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Volume 25 No. 46
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The Ringer Hires Michael Lombardi As NFL Analyst In Exclusive Deal

The Ringer hired Mike Lombardi to an exclusive deal that will see the NFL analyst contribute podcasts, video essays and studio show appearances for the digital media company. Lombardi, a former team exec, was a weekly guest on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” during this NFL season and also worked as an NFL analyst on FS1. In a prepared statement, The Ringer CEO Bill Simmons called Lombardi one of his most popular podcast regulars. “This was a natural evolution for him and for us,” Simmons said. “With talented people like Kevin Clark, Robert Mays, Danny Kelly and now Mike all leading the way, we know our multi-media NFL coverage will be as good as anything out there.”